Medicine: Doctors at Sea

Back to Manhattan last week steamed the biggest boatload of doctors ever to put to sea. There were 375 of them, mostly with wives, and they were returning from 16 days of talking shop, seeing the sights and spreading goodwill in Cuba, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Members of the Pan American Medical Association, they had chartered the Panama-Pacific liner S. S. Pennsylvania, turned their Fifth Scientific Congress into a junket.

On their tour the doctors held 64 scientific sessions, read and listened to 175 papers on a potpourri of medical & surgical subjects. They were most interested in comparing notes...