Volume s1-31, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In the spring of 1942 Major (later General) Gallemaerts suggested to the British War Office that it would be good to arrange for conferences on war medicine. Although the suggestion was approved in principle, difficulties in organization prevented carrying it out. In October, 1942 Colonel (later Major General) Elliott C. Cutler joined with others in bringing before the Royal Society of Medicine, the suggestion that conferences of officers of the Allies be held in London. Shortly thereafter the Royal Society of Medicine undertook to convene the meetings and to provide generous services. These services included not only accommodations for the meetings in the Society's House, but also entertainment for speakers, and finally the collection of the reports which compose this volume.

The purposes of the conferences were to provide for the interchange and communication of medical experiences in the field, the practical application of medicine to the needs of warfare, and the exposition of the general principles of administration and organization of the medical services.


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