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Dr Todd looks toward AMA's future

JAMA. 1991;265(24):3306-3307. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460240102037.
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James S. Todd, MD, the American Medical Association's chief executive officer, is a man who relaxes by restoring antique American clocks. Although the past year, his first as Executive Vice President, has been a baptism of fire, he now can happily report that the organization is "in perfect beat," as clock makers like to say about timepieces that run properly.

"Well, nothing's perfect," he concedes, "but the AMA is again up and running."

Last month, Todd emphasizes, "marked a watershed in AMA history. The special theme issue of JAMA calling for a reform of the US health care system to extend its benefits to the poor and uninsured captured the imagination of the nation. It also has galvanized health policymakers into action. I've received more calls from health legislators and regulators in the past 6 weeks than in the entire previous year.

"This is precisely the type of bold statement

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