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August 4, 1951


JAMA. 1951;146(14):1339. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140065023

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First Pan-American Congress of Sports Medicine.  —The South American Union of Sports Physicians participated in the organization of the South American congresses in Lima (1939), Buenos Aires (1941), Montevideo (1943), Río de Janeiro (1947), La Paz (1948), and again in Lima (1949). This year, late in February, the First Pan-American Congress of Sports Medicine was held in Buenos Aires at the time of the Pan-American Olympic Games.The Congress advised the establishment of university chairs of sports medicine for physicians, with a diploma given at the end of the course; also advised were medical examinations before sports activities and organization of research laboratories. It was suggested, too, that women refrain from playing football and from boxing or catching, but basket-ball is acceptable under special rules. The Pan-American Union of Sports was established with Dr. José Pedro Reggi in Buenos Aires as secretary.

Politics in Universities and Hospitals.  —The deans of

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