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August 1951

Surgical Forum: Thirty-Sixth Clinical Congress.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):269. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080137027

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This volume is a compilation of the papers read before the 1950 session of the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems of the American College of Surgeons and is the first publication in a single volume of this material. It is not a record of the transactions of the Forum, in that the discussions on the papers are not included.

The Forum was developed so that those investigating surgical problems might have a place to present their studies before a body of surgeons. Hence, the material included is a report on research as applied to current surgical problems. A wide variety of subjects is covered, ranging through problems in surgery of the chest, esophagus, stomach, neurosurgery, etc. One hundred thirty-four papers are published. The authors have presented their material in condensed form, having been asked to limit their material to 3,000 words. Fifty-four additional papers are published in abstract only. The

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