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February 11, 1905

Panama—The Congress—The Canal.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):485-486. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500330053013

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Panama, Jan. 7, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The fourth Pan-American Medical Congress was held at Panama, Jan. 2-6, 1905. In some respects Panama was a good place to hold a meeting. While geographically the country lies at nearly the hub of the western hemisphere, and is, perhaps, rather inaccessible to the majority of the represented nations, the congress was attended by representatives from Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba, as well as from the United States.As the specially chartered steamer Athos, which was unfortunately delayed and did not reach Panama until the afternoon of the last day of the meeting, carried some of the officers and about half those who attended, these physicians took no real part in the proceedings. Some papers of a thoroughly scientific nature were read, such as Frank's "Experiments and Experience in Liver Surgery," Senn's description of "Coxa Vara," Dr. W. C. Gorgas' résumé of

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