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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA) is an important source of information about public health and the latest medical research. It is one of the most trusted and credible sources for health care professionals seeking the latest clinical medical information and for journalists writing stories for the public about medical and health issues.

The AMA was founded in 1847 by Dr. Nathan Davis. It has been an instrumental organization in advocating higher standards for medical education and for creating a better health care delivery system in the United States. Although the AMA is the country's largest organization of physicians, it also helps physicians help patients, as noted in the AMA's mission statement: “To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The ...

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