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The forum on fundamental surgical problems was established in 1941, as a permanent feature of the Clinical Congresses of the American College of Surgeons. It was created expressly to give an opportunity to the younger men engaged in research on surgical problems to present their work before the older members of the profession. The publication of this type of literature has two advantages. It gives the younger men an opportunity to present their research, and it stimulates the older men preoccupied with practical clinical work. The 1952 volume covers most of the physiological problems in connection with modern operative procedures. These reflect definitely a shift from purely mechanical aspects of surgery to the more intricate chemical and physiological problems involved. This attractively published volume deals with many problems in the field of surgery. These brief and important papers should be of great interest to the researchers in the surgical field
Surgical Forum: Proceedings of the Forum Sessions, Thirty-Seventh Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, California, November, 1951. JAMA. 1952;149(17):1608. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930340092029
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