Here we are again at the start of another New Year.
We continue our historical summary of past AMA Presidents from current SED States. The Pictures and Vignettes, from the AMA archives, are a fascinating look both into our AMA Past and into the changes in the faces of American Medicine. It is fascinating to note that we had no conventions nor newly elected leadership during the Civil War years of 1861 to 1863. Also note that not until 1979 did Chicago become the regular site of the AMA Annual Meetings; the first Interim Meeting was held in Cleveland, Ohio on January 5-6, 1945. We appreciate our current richness of diversity in AMA Membership and Leadership. Our current succession of female Presidents would have been unheard of in the historical eras.
We continue our Beyond the Stethoscope column and present a Special Feature column by Dr Dalton.
Have a Great 2020,
Claudette Dalton, MD, Chair, SED
John Poole, MD, Chair-elect, SED
Bill Clark, MD, Immediate Past Chair, SED
Stephen A Imbeau, MD, Newsletter Editor