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December 1940

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(6):1259-1260. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870060201017

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Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.  —Pan-American relationships took another step forward in the field of medicine when the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology was organized on a permanent basis at the meeting of the first congress in Cleveland, Oct. 11 to 12, 1940, under the auspices of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology.Dr. Harry S. Gradle, Chicago, was elected president of the congress. Drs. Conrad Berens, New York, and Moacyr E. Alvaro, São Paulo, Brazil, who served with Dr. Gradle as members of the committee that organized the initial meeting, were elected executive secretaries.The following vice presidents were elected : Drs. S. Hanford McKee, Montreal, Canada; Frank E. Brawley, Chicago; Edward Jackson, Denver ; Thomas R. Yanes, Habana, Cuba ; A. Vasquez-Barriere, Montevideo, Uruguay ; Jose Pereira Gomes, São Paulo, Brazil, and Enrique Demaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.There will also be a council, which is to be formed by one representative

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