April 4, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(14):1161-1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720400059024

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The Convention of the Latin Medical Press  The second convention of the Presse médicale latine was held at Brussels under the chairmanship of Professor Forgue of Montpellier, who delivered, at the opening session, an address on "The Contemporaneous Medical Journal; the Medical Journals of Our Day." He gave an account of the history of the medical journal, the first one of which, founded in 1679, was a pamphlet of twelve pages of duodecimo size. It appeared twice a month. The first cover page bore the subtitle: "The New Discoveries in All Branches of Medicine." It was published at Paris by Laurent Saint-Jean. The founder was one of the most original medical personalities of the seventeenth century. "He was a surgeon," Professor Forgue stated, "and it is with some feelings of pride that we salute the first medical journalist as one of our number. It was the famous Nicolas de Bléguy,

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