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German Surgery of Today and German Methods of Training Young Surgeons

Arch Surg. 1960;81(3):492-503. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1960.01300030152020.
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FOREWORD  While I was attending the meeting of the International Society of Surgery in Munich from Sept. 13 to 20, 1959, I visited the surgical clinic of Prof. R. Zenker, First Surgical Clinic of the University of Munich, and that of Prof. Georg Maurer, head of the department of surgery of the Krankenhaus rechts der Isar. At that time Professor Zenker and Professor Mauer told me of their intention to visit surgical clinics in the United States a few weeks after the meeting.I asked each of them to send me a paper in which they would discuss German surgery and postgraduate training for surgeons in the surgical clinics of Germany.We are happy to be able to publish in this issue a paper by Professor Maurer which he read before the staff of the Mayo Clinic an Nov. 9, 1959.We hope soon to be able to publish a


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