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September 3, 1927

BELGIUM

JAMA. 1927;89(10):805-806. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100067025

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Abstract

Journées Médicales at Brussels  As always, the journées médicales were a great success; the queen of the Belgians and a number of ambassadors were present at the opening meeting, which was presided over by the minister of the interior. There were meetings of a general nature, addresses and surgical clinics. The festivities included a gala performance at the Monnaie, a reception at the Hôtel de Ville, and excursions to Tournai and Beloeil. Mauriac of Bordeaux, speaking on "The Confines of Medicine," said that a conflict between philosophy and science had long existed. There is a zone which biology should not abdicate; but medicine should not turn away in scorn from philosophy. Literature also affords a frontier in which exchanges have always been made with medicine. Certain physicians have broken bounds and, while continuing the practice of medicine, have enriched literature by works of value.

THEORY OF OSSIFICATION  Policard of Lyons

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