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    THE 19TH CONFERENCE OF THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSEMBLY WAS OPENED IN LONDON TODAY BY PRINCESS MARGARET.

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    ARRIVAL OF PRINCESS MARGARET, PROCESSION THROUGH TAVISTOCK HOUSE, DELEGATES FROM VARIOUS NATIONS, INVESTITURE OF SIR CLEMENT PRICE THOMAS AS PRESIDENT, AND DEPARTURE OF PRINCESS.




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    Background: THE 19TH CONFERENCE OF THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSEMBLY WAS OPENED IN LONDON TODAY BY PRINCESS MARGARET. MORE THAN 700 DELEGATES FROM NEARLY EVERY NON-COMMUNIST COUNTRY ARE ATTENDING THE CONGRESS.

    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY, SIR CLEMENT PRICE THOMAS, TOLD THE OPENING SESSION THAT BRITAIN'S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NEEDED CONSIDERABLE MODIFICATION. HE SAID IT WOULD HAVE TO KEEP PACE WITH THE CHANGES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE, CHANGES IN SOCIETY AND IN THE OUTLOOKS OF DOCTORS, AND CHANGES IN PATIENTS AND POLITICIANS.

    SIR CLEMENT SAID THAT SINCE THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSEMBLY WAS FORMED 18 YEARS AGO ITS MEMBERS HAD LOOKED AT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION -- BOTH UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATIONS -- WITH A CRITICAL EYE, BUT HE DENIED THERE HAD BEEN ANY CONFLICT WITH THEM.

    PRINCESS MARGARET, IN HER OPENING REMARKS, SAID THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSEMBLY WAS HELPING TOWARDS A SOLUTION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST PROBLEMS FACING MEDICINE -- THE WORLD SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS.

    THE ASSEMBLY IS MEETING AT TAVISTOCK HOUSE IN LONDON, HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2H1E5H1ZCASP5RML61NUGI21Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA2H1E5H1ZCASP5RML61NUGI21Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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