Responding to today’s resignation of the Canadian Medical Association from the World Medical Association, Dr. Frank Montgomery, vice chairman of the WMA, said:
‘We very much regret Canada’s decision. Delegates from the Canadian Medical Association have been valuable participants in WMA affairs for many years. We hope that in time they will return to the Association and we will welcome that day’.
The Canadian Medical Association’s decision to resign follows their claim that the inaugural speech yesterday by the new President of the WMA, Dr Leonid Eidelman, did not attribute several passages to the original authors.
Dr. Eidelman apologised for this to both the WMA Council and the Assembly, and both accepted his apology.