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Another lesson from the Japan Medical Association

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:310
  1. Masamine Jimba, assistant professor (
  1. Department of International Community Health, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

    EDITOR—Kondo describes one aspect of the Japan Medical Association in its relationship with Japanese politics, emphasising the importance of transforming itself from a lobby group to an academically grounded professional association.1

    His editorial did not mention the association's international efforts. Since 1984 it has tried to improve the quality of health …

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