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May 21, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(21):1657-1658. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680470043024

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Postgraduate Medical Instruction  Various attempts to organize postgraduate medical instruction have been made in many countries. The plan usually is to provide courses during the academic, vacations, with the idea of furnishing general practitioners with a survey of recent progress in medicine in a more practical and more tangible manner than through textbooks or the medical press. It was on that principle that the so-called journées médicales in Brussels were organized. These sessions have become the national medical convention of Belgium and have acquired a measure of international fame. In a more restricted sense, the various medical schools organize courses with clinical demonstrations and practical exercises, such as are calculated to benefit the specialist. In the near future, the Faculty of Medicine of Brussels plans to give a course of theoretical and practical lectures on mental medicine, medicolegal psychiatry and abnormal children, in connection with visits at various institutions, hostels

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