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JAMA. 1948;137(10):870-871. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440046012.
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THE PRESIDENT-ELECT—DR. ERNEST EDWARD IRONS  The election of Dr. Ernest Edward Irons to be President-Elect of the American Medical Association is in accord with tradition which selects for the highest position in the affairs of the medical profession one who has for many years served his fellow Physicians in a series of appointments. Dr. Irons was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1877. He attended the University of Chicago, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in 1900 and the Doctor of Medicine from Rush Medical College in 1903. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for research in 1912. He has practiced medicine in Chicago since 1903. From 1902 to 1904 he was assistant in pathology and bacteriology at the University of Chicago, under Professor E. O. Jordan. Early in his career be became associated at the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago with Dr. James B. Herrick and


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