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May 1947

News and Comment

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(5):583. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220110123008

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Annual Meeting of American Psychiatric Association.  —The one hundred and third annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will be held in New York, May 19 to 23, at the Pennsylvania Hotel. The association was founded in 1883 and is the oldest body of medical specialists in the country. It has over 3,500 members in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.The program consists in one hundred and twenty papers reporting on advances in such diverse fields as child psychiatry, brain surgery, convulsive disorders, shock therapy, alcoholism and forensic psychiatry. Leaders in the Veterans Administration will meet on Wednesday morning.The program includes: a symposium on the treatment of the hospitalized neuropsychiatric patient; a discussion on motivation in recovery from medical and psychiatric illnesses; reports on physiologic and clinical rationale of the new brief stimulus therapy and on a study of the effect which electric shock therapy has

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