February 21, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(8):538-539. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620080040019

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Jan. 24, 1920.

A New Surgical Organization  The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, at the inaugural meeting of which Sir Rickman J. Godlee presided, owes its inception to the suggestion of Sir Berkeley Moynihan in 1914. England was then almost alone in having no representative society for the adequate discussion of surgical topics. At a meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons, May 26, 1914, a committee was appointed to draw up rules and to circularize the members of the surgical staffs of hospitals connected with teaching schools. The war interrupted the project, and after more than five years, organization of the association has been effected. Two main principles have been kept in view: First, the active membership of the association will be limited both in respect to members and to age. Second, the discussions will be free, in every meaning of the word and the

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