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January 15, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(3):184-185. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680290046022

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Second Medical Education Meeting  The Second South American Conference was held, July 15-17, at Buenos Aires. Delegates from Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay attended, in addition to those from this country. The members of the committee on resolutions were: Profs. J. Da Rocha Vaz (dean of the Rio de Janeiro Medical School), D. J. Cranwell (dean of the Buenos Aires Medical School), Pou and Orfila (of Montevideo). A resolution recommended that full-time professors be appointed for basic subjects. Internship was declared essential to medical training. It was advised to limit the number of enrolled students according to the available teaching facilities. There was much discussion as to the advisability of uniting obstetrics and gynecology from a pedagogic standpoint. Public health in various countries was discussed by Professor Carbonell of Buenos Aires, Dr. G. Strode of São Paulo, and Prof. A. Berta of Montevideo. Methods used to teach other subjects

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