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October 1954

News and Comment

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(4):553. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100555012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS  Convention of National Society for Crippled Children and Adults.—The 31st National Convention of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults will be held at Hotel Statler, Boston, from Nov. 2 to 6, 1954.

PERSONAL  Prof. Ernst Freudenberg.—On June 24, 1954, Prof. Ernst Freudenberg, director of the Children's Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, celebrated his 70th birthday. His retirement will take place Oct. 1. It is fitting that his American friends and pediatric colleagues express their esteem for a great scholar, teacher, investigator, and pediatrician and wish for him many more years of health and productivity.Ernst Freudenberg was born in 1884, at Weinheim, Baden, Germany. He studied medicine in Leipzig and in Munich, receiving his doctor's degree in the latter city in 1910. His scientific career began immediately in the Munich Kinderklinik under Professor Ibrahim, where he remained for two years. There followed periods in Strassburg and

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