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January 1941


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Institute, University of Buenos Aires BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Arch Surg. 1941;42(1):1-17. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210070004001

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Foreword to Article by Dr. Arce  Nearly forty years have passed since the day in 1903 when Dr. Jose Arce received his first formal honor, the gold medal awarded by the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires to its best student. The surgical world is well aware how thoroughly the promise of those early years has been fulfilled. Dr. Arce's distinguished achievements as surgeon, teacher, university administrator, author, editor and both provincial and national deputy have been recognized by many medical societies, universities and national governments of both hemispheres. For more than twenty years he has occupied the important chair of professor of surgery at his alma mater.In accordance with the desire of the editors of the Archives of Surgery to place before their readers the most authoritative surgical thought of the day, the Chairman of the Editorial Board requested Dr. Arce to contribute to the pages

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