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The great number of authoritative participants in the Congress here reported made it possible to develop two types of presentation: symposiums dealing with topics of great importance and world-wide interest and original contributions of basic scientific and clinical value. One symposium covered the epidemiologic and clinical features of peptic ulcer throughout the world with panel discussions and summarized conclusions on the total presentations. There were symposiums on the malabsorption syndrome, nutrition and its effects of the liver and pancreas, intestinal infections and infestations, and the education of the gastroenterologist with particular emphasis on the future of the field of gastroenterology. Original contributions covered gastrointestinal physiology, intestinal infections and infestations, affections of the pancreas and biliary tract, peptic ulcer from the standpoint of etiology and epidemiology, intestinal malabsorption, nutritional and physical aspects of affections of the liver and pancreas, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pathological and clinical features of affections of the intestines,
Proceedings of the World Congress of Gastroenterology and the Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Gastro-enterological Association, Washington, D. C., U. S. A., May 25th through 31st, 1958. Volumes I and II. JAMA. 1960;172(13):1459-1460. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020130117032