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South Australian doctors have been pioneers in the creation of a strong and united association representing the nation's medical profession.

The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) Inc is one of the oldest associations in Australia, having been formed in 1879, initially as a branch of the British Medical Association. Through its continued efforts, the South Australian branch urged the establishment of a national organisation, eventuating in the inauguration of the Australian Medical Association in Adelaide in May 1962.

You can find a list of past presidents of the AMA(SA), including during its early years as the BMA in SA here.

An fascinating glimpse into the early origins of the AMA(SA) is offered here.