Litchfield County Medical Association

Torrington CT

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LCMA The Litchfield County Medical Association ( LCMA ) serves the physicians and the community of Litchfield County, representing approximately 250 physicians in all specialties. It is the oldest Medical Society in the United States, founded in 1767, ten years before Connecticut became a State. At that time, 31 "phisitions" traveled on horseback from many parts of Litchfield County to form a medical society as an "Effectual method to advance medical knowledge and discontinuance the growth and increase of ignorant pretenders to the healing arts." Since its inception, the Litchfield County Medical Association has sought to bring together, into one organization, the members of the medical profession in Litchfield County. The goals of the Association are to advance medical knowledge, to promote the enactment of the best laws by which to serve the public within the practice of medicine, and to pursue advancements of the scientific, social and political interests of the profession. LCMA works on an ongoing basis with the Connecticut State Medical Society and the AMA to preserve the integrity of the physician-patient relationship by maintaining a constant vigil against federal and state interference in your medical practice. The Litchfield County Medical Association strives to join, into a closer fellowship, all the physicians of Litchfield County so that our united efforts may be a credit to the high calling of the profession.