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January 2, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270055022

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The Annual Session of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine  The Società italiana di medicina interna held its annual session, October 28-30, some of the meetings of which were attended also by members of the Società italiana di chirurgia. Senator Maragliano, the president of the society, was in the chair, assisted by the two vice presidents, Senator Queirolo, clinical physician of Pisa, and Professor Giuffré, clinical physician of Palermo; Senator Fedele, minister of public instruction, and General Capo Della Valle, M.D.

THE OPENING CEREMONIES  In the opening address, Professor Maragliano emphasized that Italy has not sufficiently realized the part that medicine may play in the intellectual and political development of a country. Italy has heretofore relied almost entirely on belleslettres and art as the bases for the estimate placed on it abroad, not valuing sufficiently the authority that may come to a country through the exportation, as it were, of

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