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September 12, 1925


Author Affiliations

Leeds, England.

JAMA. 1925;85(11):844. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670110058026

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To the Editor:  —On page 281, The Journal, July 25, appears the following statement from your Belgian correspondent:"It was also Depage who, together with his friend Tuffier, induced the allied governments to establish at Paris an interallied surgical conference. The great work accomplished by this conference and the far-reaching influence that it had on the evolution of modern war surgery are well known."In the interest of historical truth it may be desirable to point out that this statement is not accurate. During the war I had the honor to be chairman of the council of consultants attached to the British army. While in France in 1914-1915, I had inspired at Rouen the creation of the first medical society formed in connection with any of the allied armies. The success of this society, to which our French colleagues were invited, and to which by solid knowledge, vigor of declamation

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