American Medical Association
The American Medical Association was founded in 1847 by Nathan Smith Davis, MD when he was just 30 years of age. Serving as a young physician in Western New York, Davis was elected and worked closely with the New York State Medical Society. After a year’s service on the state level, Davis drafted a resolution calling for the formation of a national entity to regulate the standards of medical schooling and licensing in the United States.
Since then, the American Medical Association, thanks to the work of Davis and his colleagues, has become the pre-eminent non-governmental medical association in the country. Based upon on a set of goals including the improvement of medical education, the development of a medical ethics program, and the general improvement of public health in the United States, the AMA has upheld these principles while adapting to changing times, technologies, and ideas.
Today the American Medical Association represents the nation’s largest network of physicians. Each of these physicians adopts the vision and principles of the AMA to improve public health by working together towards a common goal.
American Medical Association and Mesothelioma Research
Members of the American Medical Association are among those on the front lines of cutting edge research in the field of malignant mesothelioma and thoracic oncology. Through their cooperative membership in the AMA and through the channels of cancer center partnerships across the country, AMA physicians represent a tremendous resource for mesothelioma patients and their families.
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- American Medical Association
Last modified: December 24, 2010.