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November 29, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(22):1711-1712. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610480061024

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Nov. 6, 1919.

Meeting of Orthopedists  Owing to the important place that orthopedics has come to occupy during recent years, orthopedic surgeons were beginning to feel themselves somewhat restricted at the meetings of the Société française de chirurgie, at which only one session devoted to orthopedic surgery was accorded them. Following the example, therefore, of the urologists, they conceived the plan of founding a separate society, to hold its annual meeting concurrently with the congress of surgeons. The subject was first brought up in 1904, and, owing to the stimulus that the war has given to orthopedic surgery and to prosthesis, the plan has at last been realized. In 1918 the Société française d'orthopédie was founded, and it already counts among its membership a large number of French orthopedists and a considerable representation of foreign associates. October 10, this new society held its first meeting, under the chairmanship of Dr.

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