ACP's seventh decade witnesses an increase in geopolitics and its impact on medicine as well as the role that other specialties would play in primary care.
ACP's sixth decade witnesses the founding of new specialties, new technological advances, and even a student protest.
ACP's fifth decade was a time of internationalism and glamour.
ACP's fourth decade started with the restoration of pre-World War II programs that had been suspended, as well as struggles with more philosophical issues.
ACP's third decade began with the founding of a certifying body for internal medicine, with written and clinical exams starting in 1936. The protests began soon thereafter. It wasn't the only war fought within the next 10 years.
ACP's second decade saw upheaval, multiple moves, and a reluctant president accepting the office. Then, the Great Depression struck.
This is the first in a series of articles about ACP's history that will be published in 2015 to mark the College's centennial year.
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