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December 17, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(25):2125-2126. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740770055021

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The French Congress of Surgery  The forty-first French Congress of Surgery, held in the Great Hall of the Faculté de médecine, was attended by Mr. Justin Godart, minister of public health, and was presided over by Prof. Pierre Duval. The attendance was large and included many members from foreign countries. The Congress of Surgery is the most brilliant of the numerous congresses that assemble in Paris after the vacation period is over. The president described the complex training needed by a surgeon, which should include knowledge of borderline subjects in order that he may not be dependent on specialists: histologists, physiologists, radiologists. He took up the question of a special diploma in surgery proposed for the benefit of truly competent surgeons, a delicate question, which has already been rejected by the council of the Faculté de médecine and by the medical syndicates but which Duval declares is needed in order

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