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The German Surgical Society
The celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, under the chairmanship of Körte, was a pronounced success. In honor of the occasion, the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift issued a memorial edition containing twenty-eight articles by eminent surgeons of various countries, six of the articles being written by Americans. The Zentralblatt für Chirurgie also issued a special number.Bircher of Aarau, Switzerland, presented in the name of the Schweizer Gesellschaft für Chirurgie a bronze statue of von Haller. Bauer of Stockholm read a treatise in Latin issued by the Swedish surgical society.Von Eiselsberg of Vienna delivered the opening address on "Problems of Surgery of the Brain and Spinal Cord." The researches of Fritsch, Hitzig and others laid the foundation for this branch of surgery. In Bergmann's time surgeons scarcely ventured to operate on the anterior central gyrus. Today surgeons no
BERLIN. JAMA. 1926;86(25):1926–1927. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670510048027
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