Medicine: Next in Line

To take office as its president next year, the American Medical Association last week chose Dr. Edward Roland Annis, 49, a Miami surgeon. Detroit-born Dr. Annis, a newcomer to the A.M.A. hierarchy, is far and away its most fluent, articulate and persuasive spokesman. A debater since college days, he recently proved his mettle against such platform opponents as Labor Leader Walter Reuther and Senator Hubert Humphrey. Last May he made the televised speech rebutting President Kennedy's Madison Square Garden appeal for a social-security-financed medicare bill. In the year before he assumes the A.M.A.'s presidency. Dr. Annis will wield great influence as...

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