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September 6, 1952


JAMA. 1952;150(1):51. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680010057021

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Gastroenterological Congresses.  —The Inter-American Gastroenterological Association held its third congress in Mexico May 11 to 17, 1952, and dealt exclusively with matters related to the pancreas and biliary passages. This convention was held with the First National Congress of Gastroenterology and with the assistance of delegates from all of the American countries, Europe, and a large Mexican delegation. Both events were organized by the Sociedad Mexicana de Gastroenterología, of which Dr. Abraham Ayala González is president.Among the papers read were those by: Dr. Richard B. Cattell, Lahey Clinic, Boston, on results of surgical treatment of carcinoma of the pancreas, illustrated by a motion picture; Drs. Henry L. Bockus, Philadelphia, and Dámaso Gutiérrez, Madrid, on symptomatology and diagnosis of pancreatitis; Dr. Michael Somogyi, St. Louis, Mo., on pancreatic function test; Dr. Pierre Mallet-Guy, Lyon, France, on [ill]holangiography and manometry of the bile ducts during operation; Dr. Abraham Ayala González, Mexico,

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