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December 21, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;115(25):2191-2193. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810510067020

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Surgical Meeting.—  The Los Angeles Surgical Society held its annual meeting, December 13, with Dr. Rolland Russell Best, associate professor of surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, as the guest speaker. His subject was "Indications for the Biliary Flush." Others on the program included:Dr. George Lawrence Chaffin, Ruptured Diverticulitis of the Colon.Dr. Emmet A. Pearson, Heterotopic Endometriosis.Dr. Charles W. Reeder, Long Beach, Idiopathic Segmental Infarction of the Greater Omentum.Dr. William H. Snyder Jr., Extensive Carbuncle of the Neck.Dr. Arthur E. Smith, Bilateral Condylectomy in a Patient with Multiple Fractures of the Mandible.

Breakfast Club Organized.—  Forty-five members of the staff of the Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Los Angeles, have organized a breakfast club which meets at the hospital on the first and third Wednesday morning of the month. Each meeting starts at 7: 30 a. m. and ends promptly at 9. Chairmanship of each meeting is chosen by lot. Two cases are presented which have been previously abstracted from actual case reports. Copies are distributed for perusal during

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