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December 16, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;101(25):1973-1977. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740500053020

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Beaumont Celebration.  —A joint meeting of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the Barlow Medical Library, December 5, commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of William Beaumont's "Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion." Dr. George Dock, Pasadena, president of the medical library association, discussed the Beaumont collection at St. Louis; Dr. Rolla G. Karshner, Los Angeles, Beaumont's life, and Harry Deuel, Jr., Ph.D., Los Angeles, the book. There was a display of first and second editions of the volume, and photostatic copies of letters of Dr. Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin, and of Dr. Beaumont's diary.

Society News.  —Dr. Roy F. Nelson, Oakland, discussed "Peroral Endoscopy—Its Place in

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