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June 1972

Case Presentations in Israel

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Beersheva, Israel

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(6):928. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620090092027

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To the Editor.—  To an American accustomed to our case presentations at dermatologic societies the Israeli method was most unusual, and I want to share my experience.I was invited to attend a clinical meeting of the Tel-Aviv Dermatologic Society. When I arrived at the designated room at the new Municipal Hospital of Tel-Aviv, called Ichulov, I found myself in a room spacious enough to be a ballroom. It was filled with people having a party. Lining two sides of the room were tables laden with food and drink. The remainder of the room was filled with people milling around or sitting on folding chairs, balancing plates and cups on their laps. I was turning to leave, thinking I had intruded on a party (a circumcision fete or "birth"), when I was greeted by another doctor and was bid welcome. In response to my question of where were the

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