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May 27, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(21):2154-2155. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800210048013

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The St. Louis session of 1939 takes its place along with all the other recent annual sessions of the American Medical Association as setting a peak for medical assemblages. Foremost again among the features of the meetings was the Scientific Exhibit, pronounced by most of the physicians in attendance the greatest opportunity for concentrated graduate education available anywhere in the world. In each of the exhibit spaces scientists recognized for their accomplishments in various fields of investigation, teaching and practice demonstrated the highlights of their work. In many places visitors found it difficult to pass through the aisles because of the great numbers of physicians assembled to hear lectures and to see demonstrations. Simultaneously motion pictures were being used to reveal the actual application of new technics in medical care. Special exhibits devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, of diabetes and of fractures were especially useful because they

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