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April 1, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(13):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130055023

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Congress of Surgeons of the Soviet Union  The twenty-second congress of surgeons of the Soviet Union was held in Moscow in May, 1932. About 1,800 members and guests were present. The topics on the program were (1) endemic goiter in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, (2) treatment of patients after operations on the gastro-intestinal tract, (3) measures for combating industrial trauma, (4) the problem of surgical cadres, and (5) blood transfusion.Prof. V. S. Levite compiled a geographic map showing the increase in endemic goiter in the Soviet Union. In order to combat it, prophylactic measures must be taken, sanitary and hygienic conditions improved, and small doses of iodine used.The care of patients after operations on the gastro-intestinal tract was discussed by V. M. Vosnesensky, who divides it in two parts: (1) general treatment to regulate the function of all the organs and (2) special treatment for different

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