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The Council on Scientific Affairs was formed by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1976. The purpose of the Council is two-fold: to act as a resource for professionals within the medical community seeking accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date information on medical technology, and to facilitate communication between the professional medical community and the general public.
The council has subsequently expanded to work with a number of professional organizations including, but not limited to, the American Dental Association and the College of American Pathologists.
Institute of Medicine (US) Council on Health Care Technology; Goodman C, editor. Medical Technology Assessment Directory: A Pilot Reference To Organizations, Assessments, and Information Resources. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1988. American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK218412/