By Dr. Martin Pierre Marie Granier (auth.), Richard J. Robbins M.D., Shlomo Melmed M.D. (eds.)
The manuscripts during this quantity have been contributed via the audio system invited to the Acromegaly Centennial Symposium held in San Francisco, California in July 1986. The assembly used to be geared up to commemorate the outline of acromegaly via the French general practitioner Pierre Marie, in 1886. The individuals of the clinical Committee spent many hours supporting us in making sure an exceptional assembly. The help of Serono Symposia, united states in all levels of the making plans and execution of the assembly was once in actual fact preferred and used to be hugely specialist. targeted attractiveness roust be prolonged to Professor Roger Guillemin of the Salk Institute, whosp curiosity in clinical heritage led him to commit loads of time and private fee in acquiring information regarding the lifetime of Pierre Marie. Dr. GuilIemin's presentation at the existence and instances of Marie was once a rare assessment of the cultural, social, and medical backgrounds during which Marie got here to explain the sickness, acromegaly. Dr. Guillemin' s findings, that have been awarded on the major dinner party in a most excellent audiovisual presentation, have been truly the spotlight of the assembly and may lengthy be remembered via the attendees. We have been additionally venerated by way of the presence of Dr. Martine Pierre Marie Granier, the great-granddaughter of Pierre Harie. In her tackle on the ceremonial dinner, Dr. Granier supplied a number of pleasant and intimate vignettes relating Pierre Marie, utilizing previous relatives files and images. The clinical Committee needs to increase its gratitude to Dr. Granier for including immeasurably to the historic surroundings of the meeting.
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