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American Medical Association - AMA

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515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

800-621-8335 (Voice - Toll-free, For Physicians Only)
312-670-7827 (Voice, International Callers)


The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847, is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The AMA disseminates information on issues important to physicians, patients, and the nation's health. The AMA is active in legislative issues and in setting standards for medical practice and education. Other activities include counseling on practice management problems, policy studies in a variety of areas, a medical library for physicians, publications, and meetings and conferences. The AMA library has a collection of over 60,000 volumes and 2,500 journals, and has direct computer access to the National Library of Medicine's database.

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The AMA publishes books, directories to medical schools and related professional education programs, bibliographies, booklets on the medical profession, nine monthly medical specialty journals, and drug evaluations. Serial publications: Journal of the AMA (JAMA), weekly--articles on clinical medicine and research developments, available in several languages; American Medical News (newspaper), weekly.

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Review Date

Wed Feb 18, 2009