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August 22, 1953


Author Affiliations

Chairman, Publicity and Public Relations Committee Balboa Heights, Canal Zone

JAMA. 1953;152(17):1652. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690170066026

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To the Editor:  —The Medical Association of the Isthmian Canal Zone is unique in that, while there are a certain number of permanent members who reside in the Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama, a large percentage of the membership is made up of service officers and others who spend a few years in the Zone and then proceed to posts in the United States or abroad. The 558th meeting of the Medical Association of the Isthmian Canal Zone was held recently at the Palo Seco Leper Colony, Canal Zone. The meeting took the form of a "Symposium on Leprosy" arranged by the scientific committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Jack Strumpf. A school bus was secured by Lieutenant Colonel Beaudry of Gorgas Hospital to supplement private cars in conveying the large group of physicians to the leprosarium. Both the junior and senior physicians were eager to avail themselves

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