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February 12, 1927

PARIS

JAMA. 1927;88(7):494-495. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680330046021

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Abstract

The Centenary of the Société Anatomique  The Société anatomique, founded in 1826 by Cruveilhier, has recently celebrated its first centenary. Professor Roussy, the chairman, recounted that Cruveilhier, the son of a physician of Limoges, forced by his father to take up the study of medicine against his will, had a horror of dissection and almost fainted when the first cadaver was placed before him. He fled from the dissecting room and soon entered a Catholic seminary with the avowed intention of becoming a priest. But his father compelled him to return to his medical studies, and in a short time he had reached the front ranks. After graduation, he returned to Limoges, but did not succeed in securing the post of chief hospital surgeon. He became for a time professor of operative medicine at the Faculté de médecine de Montpellier, and was then called to Paris by his uncle the

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