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JAMA. 1961;176(6):520. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040190042011.
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Winter togs put aside, a spanking new car out front, jets overhead. An aroused interest in fundamental medicine.... Time is ripe for the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, New York City, June 25-30, 1961.

The program is a masterpiece. Secretaries, general committees, and a dedicated staff have gone all out to make the 1961 session one to be remembered. Down-to-earth presentations will highlight the clinical features, notably discussions and demonstrations of new techniques, new diagnostic aids, and definitive treatment. Motion pictures and closed-circuit television will dramatize the spoken word.

The research program will be a striking innovation, attracting research workers with a special interest in medicine and medical practice. New life will be put into obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, surgery, and nutrition, clinical applications stressed throughout. Indeed, anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, physics, and higher mathematics, entering into the discussions, once looked upon in school days


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