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AMA Membership

JAMA. 1971;216(10):1635. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03180360081013.
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In the spring of 1969, the editor of The Journal, who was then director of AMA's Division of Scientific Activities, was asked by the editor of Clinical Research to submit an article exposing the advantages AMA membership might hold for young academicians. A manuscript was duly submitted and published.1

Presumably, some non-AMA-member recipients of Clinical Research have read the article, which was pitched at low key and was intended to be gently persuasive. Near its end, the article recounted an experience with a group of senior medical students who visited AMA headquarters to learn something about the AMA. At first they were hostile but, after questioning AMA staff members for several hours, the students departed seemingly convinced that, if the AMA had faults, they had an obligation to work within "organized medicine" for its betterment.

"The AMA—Why Belong?" concluded with, "You are cordially invited to visit 535 North Dearborn


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