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January 19, 1935

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JAMA. 1935;104(3):222-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760030054016

SECTION ON SURGERY AT ATLANTIC CITY SESSION  At the Atlantic City session of the American Medical Association, next June, the Section on Surgery, General and Abdominal, hopes to produce a program of rather unusual character, emphasizing physiology and physiologic surgery rather than the technical aspects of the subject. The thesis of the session is the statement by Claude Bernard that "life is contingent upon maintenance of circulation, health upon an equable distribution of an adequate volume of wholesome blood and lymph, the internal environment of the body." Disease represents a disorder of the system for which the correction is sometimes medical, sometimes surgical. Study of the changes that have occurred in the blood and lymph reveals, in most instances, the efficacy of treatment. With this point of view the Executive Committee of the section, including Drs. J. L. Yates, Fred Rankin and Harold Brunn, are developing three sessions pointed toward

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