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April 1932

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(4):705. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020727009

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Sir Norman Walker, Professor of Dermatology at Edinburgh, was elected president of the General Medical Council of Great Britain at its meeting in London, recently, succeeding Sir Donald MacAlister, whose health has been impaired by a long illness. Sir Norman has served as direct represensative on the council for Scotland since 1907. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1929 until Dec. 3, 1931, when Dr. Robert Thin was elected to succeed him. In connection with his work for the council he has visited India, Canada and the United States. In 1928 he was the guest of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association at the annual congress. Sir Donald MacAlister has been president of the Council since 1904, but had been a member since 1889, a total service of forty-two years.

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