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date: 18 July 2024

American Medical Association. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Elizabeth ToonElizabeth Toon

The American Medical Association (AMA) was formed in 1847 by elite physicians hoping to improve the stature of their profession. This was no small task in the crowded and chaotic nineteenth-century medical marketplace, where homeopaths and other practitioners of alternative medicine challenged orthodox physicians' claims to authority and patients. Although AMA leaders aimed to improve standards of ... ...

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