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December 27, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(26):2109-2110. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660260053026

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Spanish-American Medical Congress  The first Spanish-American Congress was held in Seville about the middle of October. For one thing, it succeeded in shaking the medical profession out of its usual apathy, and for a few days enthusiasm was really wonderful. The meeting was a success so far as attendance is concerned. About 3,000 physicians registered; from Latin America there were more than 500. The guests must all have returned to their different countries praising Spanish hospitality, as everybody here tried to show them every possible courtesy. The king, after receiving in Madrid many of the Latin America delegates, went all the way to Seville to open the congress. In his speech he expressed again his regard and admiration for medicine and its representatives. The delegates from the Spanish-American countries pleaded for a closer union with the mother country. It seems that of all efforts made so far with this purpose,

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