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November 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(12):1159-1160. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670290067024

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First Congress on Rural Medicine.  —The Association for Rural Medicine, founded by a team of rural physicians, held its first congress, under the presidency of Professor Joannon, at Limoges, a town located in an essentially rural area, on June 2 and 3, 1951. Dr. Gamard, in his study on the training of the country doctor, suggested, among other things, that the candidate for medical studies ought to submit to a psychological examination. The future country doctor must take an interest in the whole of the medical knowledge during his training, as, later, nothing of it must be foreign to him in rural practice. Dr. Carlotti said graduate training is essential to the country doctor, who has difficulty in keeping himself informed of medical developments. Two types of graduate courses are available, information conferences and periods of instruction in hospitals. The former could be given within regional professional societies by a

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