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September 23, 1899

The Third International Periodical Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(13):803-805. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450650053015

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This delightful metropolis of the land of the sea has been the scene of interesting events to those who, during last week, were attendants on the Third International Periodical Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics—a stately title, and one which everybody of course immediately contracts into "the Gynecologic Congress," as it should be in this age of telegraphic brevity. But stately and solemn sounding as was its title many came from many lands. It was interesting here, as in all similar international events, to see Kieff and Chicago, Tokio and Toulouse, Manchester and Madrid, Helsmyfoss and Rome, Stockholm and Nice, Paris and New York, Bucharest and Brussels, to say nothing of Barcelona and Cincinnati exchanging greetings with each other, and thus widening that amity which places the great profession of medicine above personal and political considerations. It was pleasant to feel that the civilized world as represented by the most advanced

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