August 21, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(17):1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690350061021

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Visit of Dr. George W. Thorn.  —In 1954, the Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición in Mexico City started the custom of annually inviting a person of medical eminence to form a temporary part of its staff as a visiting professor. The first to receive this distinction was Dr. George W. Thorn, Hersey professor of medicine of Harvard University. He was at the hospital for two weeks in March, visited the wards, the outpatient department, and some of the research laboratories, and took part in round table discussions. He visited other institutions such as the National Institute of Cardiology and the National Academy of Medicine and presented the memorial lecture of 1954 on the subject of stress at the Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición.

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