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From Boardwalk to Bedside—Clinical Research in American Medicine

J. R. E.
Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):437-440. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-437
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Every year in the first week of May the boardwalk in Atlantic City is the site of a very special agglutination. Here for 4 days congregate medical teachers and clinical investigators of the American medical scene: physician-professors, their colleagues, and subordinates on down through the various levels to the freshest and most enthusiastic neophytes in medical science and clinical investigation. These are the "Spring Meetings."

The parent organization of this gathering is the Association of American Physicians. Founded 75 years ago by Sir William Osler and a small group of medical teachers, the Association has set a high standard of


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