FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
The AMA’s stated mission is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The Association also publishes the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The AMA also publishes a list of Physician Specialty Codes which are the standard method in the U.S. for identifying physician and practice specialties.
The American Medical Association is governed by a House of Delegates as well as a board of trustees in addition to executive management. The organization maintains the AMA Code of Medical Ethics that is the guide to ethical practice of medicine and the AMA Physician Masterfile containing data on United States Physicians. The Current Procedural Terminology coding system was first published in 1966 and is maintained by the Association. It has also published works such as the Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and established the American Medical Association Foundation and the American Medical Political Action Committee.
Susan R. Bailey, M.D., an allergist and immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was sworn in as President in June 2020. The AMA has now, for the first time in its history, had three consecutive female physicians as president. At a Special Meeting of the House of Delegates in 2020, Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. was voted as president-elect, to be inaugurated in 2021.
Russ Kridel, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, currently serves as Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees.
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- BORN 1840: PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (COMPOSER)
- 1846: HAWORTH PARSONAGE WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE FIRST COPIES OF THE BRONTË SISTERS’ POEMS
- 1847: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDED
- DIED 1873: SALMON P. CHASE (CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES)
- 1878: WAGON-MOUNTED FIRE ESCAPE LADDER PATENTED
- 1915: THE R.M.S. LUSITANIA WAS TORPEDOED BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE OFF THE COAST OF IRELAND AND SANK WITH A LOSS OF 1,198 LIVES, INCLUDING 139 AMERICANS, BRINGING THE U.S. AND GERMANY TO THE BRINK OF WAR (WW I)
- BORN 1919: EVA PERON (WIFE OF ARGENTINE PRESIDENT JUAN PERON)
- 1920: FIRST EXHIBIT BY “GROUP OF SEVEN” ARTISTS
- BORN 1922: DARREN MCGAVIN (ACTOR)
- BORN 1923: ANNE BAXTER (ACTRESS)
- 1925: THE WORLD’S FIRST PROJECTION PLANETARIUM INSTALLED, DEUTSCHES MUSEUM, MUNICH, GERMANY
- 1934: 9.4-INCH-LONG, 14-POUND PEARL REPORTEDLY COLLECTED ON THIS DAY FROM GIANT CLAM AT PALAWAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
- DIED 2000: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. (ACTOR)
- 2006: STEVE NASH OF THE PHOENIX SUNS WAS NAMED MVP FOR THE 2005-06 BASKETBALL SEASON. HE BECAME THE 9TH PLAYER IN NBA HISTORY TO RECEIVE THE HONOR IN BACK-TO-BACK SEASONS