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July 8, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(2):146-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640020058024

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De Lapersonne's Mission in America  At a recent session of the Academy of Medicine, Dr. F. de Lapersonne, professor of clinical ophthalmology of the Paris Faculty of Medicine, presented a report concerning his mission as representative of the academy at the international congress of ophthalmology, held in Washington, April 25-28. "Our friends in the great American republic," said de Lapersonne, "made elaborate preparations for the congress, as usual, and its management was perfect." After a review of ihe principal work of the congress, de Lapersonne spoke of various hospitals and universities that he visited during his short stay in the United States. By coming in contact with American colleagues, he was able to observe the important scientific work which is being undertaken, and which is made possible by the extensive means at the disposal of investigators in the United States. He stated that it is impossible to imagine, in France,

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