Medicine: A.M.A. Meeting

The annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago was steeped in penicillin, politics and progress. About 7,500 doctors jammed the halls of four hotels to saw up a two-year backlog of medical science and gossip.

Politics and Personalities. Killed in committee was the California Medical Association's proposal that A.M.A. Journal Editor Morris Fishbein be ousted. Dr. Fishbein gave out the news himself at one of his daily press conferences.

Dr. Herman Louis Kretschmer, incoming president of the Association, repeated organized medicine's objections to the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill (semisocialized medicine), which for twelve...

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