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February 24, 1940

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JAMA. 1940;114(8):664. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810080036014

THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL NOMENCLATURE  Elsewhere in this issue (page 669) appears the program of the National Conference on Medical Nomenclature, which will be held in Chicago on March 1. The purpose of this conference is to discuss certain problems of medical terminology and classification and probably arrange for their continued consideration by the formation of permanent nomenclature committees. The national societies in specialized fields of medicine have been invited to send delegates to the conference.

PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE  The February issue of the Archives of Surgery is devoted to a symposium on peripheral vascular disease containing contributions from leading authorities in this field. Among the subjects discussed are the treatment of occlusive arterial disease, amputation, differential diagnosis and peripheral vascular spasm from tobacco. Special articles are devoted to surgical intervention on the sympathetic nervous system, heparin in surgical treatment of the blood vessels, the effect of estrogens on

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