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October 14, 1922

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

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JAMA. 1922;79(16):1354-1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640160074035

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To the Editor:  —The third international congress on the history of medicine was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, July 17 to 22, under the honorary presidency of Sir Norman Moore and the acting presidency of Dr. Charles Singer, two of the leading medical historians of the English-speaking world. Distinguished representatives from every country of Europe, except Germany, Austria, Russia and one or two of the Balkan states, attended the scientific meetings. At the Royal College of Physicians, its president, Sir Humphry Rolleston, gave a most entertaining discourse on the history of the institution, and its splendid historical library and portrait gallery of distinguished members was exhibited.The scientific program was chiefly devoted to medieval epidemics and to the history of anatomy. In the former topic, important papers were given by Tricot-Royer, a former president of the association, Professor Simpson, Wickersheimer, Mrs. Singer and others. The subjects

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