Medicine: In Philadelphia

In Philadelphia last week the American College of Surgeons met. Speeches were made by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, retiring President; Dr. Rudolph Matas of New Orleans, incoming president; Sir William Arbuthnot Lane of London; Right Honorable Lord Dawson of Penn, physician-in-ordinary to the King of England; Professor Vittorio Putti of Bologna.

Dr. Mayo read a diatribe against "surgeons who put men and women on the operating table and carve them up before they have time to consult a specialist." He declared that the graduate nurse of today possibly knows more than did...

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