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September 16, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(12):942-943. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740370046023

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Relation of Orthopedics to Surgery  A discussion has arisen between surgeons and orthopedists concerning the independence of the latter with respect to university instruction. Some time ago, the Deutsche Orthopädische Gesellschaft submitted to the convention composed of delegates of the medical faculties its views on the organization of medical courses and the requirements for the final examinations. It was emphasized that orthopedics has developed into an independent subject, as is evidenced by the creation of special chairs, extraordinary professorships and "guest courses" at the various universities. Reference was also made to the activities in connection with the rehabilitation of the war injured; the prevention and cure of crippling in association with welfare aid for cripples, which is being administered in more than eighty sanatoriums, with 10,904 beds, together with various clinics with more than 1,000 beds in all; the collaboration in the care of the health of school children, and,

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