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December 1931


Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(6):1119-1121. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230120002001

On behalf of the members and friends of this First International Neurological Congress, I wish to thank Mr. Motta, vice president of the Swiss Federation, the City and Canton of Berne, the university authorities, the medical societies, the Swiss committee and the people of Berne for the cordial reception given us and for their sympathetic greetings.

We neurologists are happy to meet in the very heart of this glorious Swiss country, to enjoy its soul-stirring scenery, its marvelous lakes and mountains, its fine cities; to learn to know its sturdy people, and to be inspired by the memories of those early days, over six centuries ago, when Swiss heroes made the first successful stand for human liberty.

It must be a great satisfaction to the government and to the people to realize that they are extending their hospitality in this period of world stress to a fraternity of medical men