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During the week of April 5, 1954, thousands of members of the College will convene in Chicago, and will have ample opportunity to discover why this city has earned the reputation of being the "Convention City of the World."
Some of the things which have led to this title are the following: Chicago is the second largest city in America, fourth largest in the world, with a metropolitan population of 51/2 million. Yet only 100 years ago this city was an obscure Indian outpost!
It is the transportation hub of the continent, and 22 trunk railroads make it the world's
CHICAGO—HOST CITY TO THE NATION: Setting for the 35th Annual Session of the American College of Physicians, April 5-9, 1954. Ann Intern Med. ;40:471–480. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-471
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):471-480.
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