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February 1956

A Glimpse of Russian Surgery

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(2):185-193. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270200001001

Russian surgeons have attended and have presented scientific papers at the meetings of the International Society of Surgery in Paris, in 1951, and in Copenhagen, in 1955.

A scientific meeting was held in Russia within the last year that was participated in by Russian surgeons and their invited guests, of whom two were invited from each of many countries. According to one guest, this was the first time such a meeting of Russian surgeons had been held since World War II.

Visits to Russian hospitals have been made in recent years by foreign physicians; the report of one, namely Dr. Fox, editor of "The Lancet," was published in that journal. Few Americans have had an opportunity to gain knowledge of Russian scientific advances in medicine and surgery until this summer, when Major Paul Schafer of the U. S. Army Medical Corps zvas invited to Russia by the Russian Ministry of

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