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July 1949

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Arch NeurPsych. 1949;62(1):113. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1949.02310130119009

THIRD SOUTH-AMERICAN CONGRESS OF NEUROSURGERY  The Third Congress of Neurosurgery was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from April 3 to 9, 1949, under the chairmanship of Prof. Ramón Carrillo, executive of the Public Health Department in that country.At this meeting there were lectures on the previously assigned subjects, "Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy," "Hemostasis in Neurosurgery" and "Lobotomy." Each of these topics was subdivided into chapters, to be discussed by those with widest experience in each country. About 150 papers of the open discussion group were distributed to eleven subcommittees for revision and report.Besides the representatives of neurosurgery from Argentina, there were official guests from Brazil (Dr. Pimenta), from Chile (Prof. A. Asenjo), from Colombia (Dr. A. Jimenez) and from Peru (Dr. E. D. Rocca). Those specially invited were Drs. Putnam and Poppen, from the United States, and Drs. Busch, Lima, Alcalde, Torkildsen and Olivecrona, from Europe.

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