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April 11, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(15):1244-1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410054022

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Anniversary of Society of Internal Medicine  The Berliner Verein für innere Medizin held recently a gala session in memory of its founder, Ernst von Leyden. Professor His, the chairman, gave an account of the history of the society, which Leyden founded to prevent internal medicine from being split up into many different specialties. Through collective research on tuberculosis, influenza and serum treatment of diphtheria, the society has contributed much to the progress of science as applied to practice. The following were made honorary members of the society: v. Romberg and Friedrich v. Müller of Munich, v. Krehl of Heidelberg, and Minkowski of Breslau-Wiesbaden.In his address on the treatment of heart disease during the past fifty years, Professor von Romberg of Munich called attention to the fact that the almost purely physicodiagnostic consideration of heart disease and the negative therapeutic attitude, which today seem rather strange, have been replaced by

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