American Medical Association

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The principal professional organization for licensed physicians in the United States. It is an academic society concerned with professional standards of competence and integrity that has branches in all states, holds national and regional annual scientific meetings, publishes journals and a newspaper for its members, is a lobbying and negotiating group in dealings with governments and insurance providers, and speaks for the medical profession in many interactions with the general public, consumer groups, and the like. For details and publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), see http://www.ama-assn.org.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

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