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September 13, 1947

MEDICAL MISSION TO AUSTRIA

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Innsbruck, Austria.

JAMA. 1947;135(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890020042017

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  It occurred to the director of the Medical Mission to Austria that a few comments on our experience of the past five or six weeks might be of interest to readers of The Journal. The mission has been operated by the Unitarian Service Committee under the auspices of the World Health Organization of the United Nations. It represents the first such mission to be sent by the World Health Organization into a foreign country for the purpose of exchanging ideas with university groups. Its eight physicians from the United States and two from Switzerland have held discussions on medical progress in physiology, pharmacology, cancer research and genetics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, neuropsychiatry, general surgery, neurosurgery and anesthesia. At the invitation of the Austrian minister of public welfare and of the various faculties, the group has been received at Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck. Formal receptions have been followed

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