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June 16, 1951

Surgical Forum: Proceedings of the Forum Sessions Thirty-Sixth Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Boston, Massachusetts, October, 1950

JAMA. 1951;146(7):686. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670070078033

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This attractively printed volume represents a definite innovation in surgical literature. The Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems was established in 1941 as a permanent feature of the clinical congresses of the American College of Surgeons. The forum was created to give an opportunity to the younger men engaged in research on surgical problems to present their work before the older members of the profession. The papers represent what is best in the field of surgical research. The length of an individual paper was limited to 3,000 words. The present volume consists of reports on original research dealing with practically every aspect of modern surgery. In addition to the regular papers, each subdivision contains a number of abstracts. These are brief reports by authors who for one reason or another could not complete their papers. The publication of this type of literature has two advantages: it gives the younger men an

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