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December 29, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(18):1624-1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970350040011

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An unusual degree of enthusiasm marked all activities of the Scientific Assembly at the Seattle Meeting from the time Governor Arthur B. Langlie of Olympia, Wash., opened proceedings Tuesday morning until the lights were turned out Friday noon. The entire scientific meeting was held in the Civic Auditorium, making it possible for the visiting physician to go from panel discussions to lectures or to television, motion pictures, and demonstrations in the Scientific Exhibit with a minimum of delay. Various portions of the program progressed simultaneously and continuously, with only a slight lessening of the tempo during the noon hour.

The 20 panel discussions were popular, with crowded sessions most of the time. The subjects were practical, such as prenatal care, postpartum problems, pelvic pain, bleeding in pregnancy, problems of the aging, hypertension, management of low back problems, diabetes, and tranquilizing drugs. The moderators and participants of all panels were well

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