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September 1943

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Arch NeurPsych. 1943;50(3):355. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290210133012

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS  The first annual meeting of the American Society for Research in Psychosomatic Problems was held in Detroit at the Hotel Statler, May 9 to 11, 1943, with the American Psychiatric Association. The program included a closed military session on "The Unfit; Not to Exclude and How to Use Them," of which Col. Roy D. Halloran, Chief of the Neuropsychiatric Division of the Surgeon General's Office, was chairman. Papers were presented by Col. Leonard Rowntree, Dr. M. R. Harrower-Erickson and Major Henry W. Brosin. The reading of these papers was followed by a panel discussion, in which many prominent members of the armed forces participated.An open meeting on the subject of gastrointestinal dysfunction was also held, and Dr. Walter L. Palmer, professor of medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine, presided. A report of these meetings will be published in an early

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