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July 10, 1926

TEACHING OF GASTRO-ENTEROLOGY IN OUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS

JAMA. 1926;87(2):73-75. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680020001001
Abstract

The Section on Gastro-Enterology and Proctology completes this year the first decade of its existence. The section was established in 1916, in answer to an insistent demand on the part of a constantly enlarging group of the Association membership for a specialized section covering affections of the upper and lower digestive tract. To those of us whose interest has been pledged to the advancement of the two great independent specialties represented, the event of the passing of the first milestone, so to speak, is one of no little importance. The record of the section's achievements during its initiatory period exhibits a full measure of outstanding accomplishments, both in the character and scope of the scientific material submitted, and in the evidence of the ardent interest on the part of the increasing numbers of those in attendance at our yearly sessions. Full credit and justification should thus be accorded the pioneers

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