The activities manifested at the first meeting of this section last year proved the wisdom of the House of Delegates in its establishment. Constantly spreading interest in it since that time is reason enough for its necessity and assures a progressive success. Although many of our gastro-enterologists and proctologists are now serving the country in efficient war work, the program, because of the rapidly increasing numbers of men interested in these fields, in quality and extent is but a small part of what was easily possible. Throughout the breadth of our beloved country, general practitioners, internists, surgeons and others are keenly in search of knowledge on these subjects, and they feel that this is a forum of first importance in which to help them. The House of Delegates builded well and it seems a pleasure on the part of many Fellows of the Association to prove it. In doing this
BASSLER A. THE FIRST YEAR OF THE SECTION ON GASTRO-ENTEROLOGY AND PROCTOLOGY. JAMA. 1918;71(11):863–864. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1918.02600370001001
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