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"The Continuing Task of Medicine in a Great Democratic Society," Journal of the National Medical Association

In Leonidas H. Berry’s presidential inaugural address to National Medical Association, he reminded his audience that "The history of the National Medical Association is a continuous story of struggle to improve medical care for the poor and under-privileged and for equality of opportunity for the study and practice of medicine." In addition to supporting Medicare, he called for the National Medical Association to attack segregation in hospitals and to welcome white physicians into the organization.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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