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December 13, 1941


Author Affiliations

Boston, Chairman.
New Orleans.
New York

JAMA. 1941;117(24):2093. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820500075025

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To the Editor:—  The opportunity for gathering together a number of the fellows of the International Society of Surgery was presented by their attendance at the recent clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons in Boston, November 3-7.The minutes of the meeting of certain American, Canadian and South American fellows of the International Society of Surgery at the Harvard Club of Boston, November 6, are as follows (forty-six fellows attended):A report was given of the inaccessibility of the executive staff of the society following the collapse of France and Belgium. It was pointed out that the president, Dr. Mayer, the secretary general, Dr. Dejardin, and the treasurer, Dr. Lorthioir, were all Belgians and that we had not been able to get in touch with them since the occupation of Belgium.It was pointed out that the National Committee for the United States and Canada, though it had

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