Medicine: Surgeons' College

Three thousand surgeons drifted into Manhattan's new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last week. It was easy to see that they were surgeons, not physicians. The physician is apt to be benign, a trifle careless of his dress, slow in speech. The surgeon, on the other hand, tends to talk swiftly, dress meticulously, gesture boldly. There are always more evening clothes at a surgeons' meet than at a physicians'. This was the American College of Surgeons, at its 21st annual clinical congress.

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