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May 18, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(3):290. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030066016

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On the morning of June 5, history will be made in the field of medical communication. That day, through arrangements made by Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, two of the world's great medical confraternities —the physicians of the United States and of Great Britian—will be linked for more than an hour via the new underseas cable. This "joint meeting" of the American Medical Association, then in annual session in New York, and the Harvey Tercentenary Congress, convened in London on the 300th anniversary of the death of William Harvey, will hear distinguished panelists on both sides of the Atlantic exchange information on cardiac surgery.

This is a notable, exciting part of the medical profession's "person-to-person" program, urged last fall by President Eisenhower. And it is fitting that Harvey is the subject of this truly international conference. His work is itself an example of the internationalism of science.

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