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May 18, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(3):290-291. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030066017

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The estimated 18,000 physicians gathering in New York City for the American Medical Association's Annual Meeting June 3-7 will have a rare opportunity to see some of the finest aspects of foreign medical practice.

During the last three and a half days of the convention, 40 outstanding medical motion pictures from abroad will be shown in the Barbizon Plaza hotel. This will combine postgraduate education with audiovisual delight, according to representative specialists who have previewed the films during the past five months. Subjects range from blastomycosis to volvulus. Film-running time varies from 10 to 53 minutes. The 15 countries represented reach from Japan to Czechoslovakia, from Brazil to Australia.

It will be the first time in the A. M. A.'s 106 annual meetings that American physicians will be able to watch foreign colleagues at work via an international exhibit of medical films. Almost all the scenes are in color, and

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