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May 23, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(21):584-585. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960024010

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The Paris Congress of French-speaking Surgeons— Tarsectomy of the Posterior Cuneiform Bone for Talipes Varus—Osteotomy and Osteoclasis for Knock-knee—A New Drainage Tube—Microbes and Diathesis—Erysipelas—Cold Abscesses—Ossifluent Abscesses—Antiseptic Dressings in Military Surgery.

Last July M. Demons, of Bordeaux, wrote to the Société de Chirurgie to propose a Congress of French Surgeons. A commission was appointed to consider the proposition; Dr. Pozzi read to the Society the report drawn up by the commission, which advocated that an " Annual Congress of French Surgeons," or a " French Congress of Surgery," or a " Congress of Surgeons Speaking the French Language," should be held. The Société de Chirurgie accepted the proposition, which has borne fruit. The Paris Congress of French Surgeons was inaugurated on the sixth of March at the Ecole de Médecine. M. Charles Trélat, professor at the Paris Faculté de Médecine, was elected President; M. Ollier, of Lyons, Vice-President; M. Pozzi,

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