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July 1960

Reunión Anual Internacional de Dermatologla en Buenos Aires

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(1):90-91. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580010096014

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The annual international reunion of the Society of Dermatology and Syphilology of the Medical Association of Argentina was held in Buenos Aires on March 29th through April 4th. We were invited to be guest speakers. As a preliminary to the trip, we studied Spanish and memorized short speeches in Spanish. This was rewarding. Although nearly everyone spoke English, our Spanish speeches were enthusiastically received and our mistakes were generously forgiven.

At the airport in Caracas, we were welcomed by about 20 dermatologists and their wives and were taken to the beautiful homes of former patients and friends to be their house guests. The scientific work which we saw in Caracas was amazing. On an isolated mountain is a research institute with complete modern equipment including an electron microscope and a radioactive pile capable of producing isotopes. Dr. Marcel Roche presides over this institute. He is a graduate of Yale University

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