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 by way of 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 health care provider Pierre Marie, in 1886. The individuals of the medical Committee spent many hours supporting us in making sure a great assembly. The aid of Serono Symposia, united states in all stages of the making plans and execution of the assembly was once basically favored and was once hugely expert. exact acceptance roust be prolonged to Professor Roger Guillemin of the Salk Institute, whosp curiosity in clinical historical past led him to dedicate loads of time and private fee in acquiring information regarding the lifetime of Pierre Marie. Dr. GuilIemin's presentation at the existence and occasions of Marie used to be a rare evaluation of the cultural, social, and clinical backgrounds during which Marie got here to explain the affliction, acromegaly. Dr. Guillemin' s findings, which have been provided on the major ceremonial dinner in a excellent audiovisual presentation, have been sincerely the spotlight of the assembly and may lengthy be remembered through the attendees. We have been additionally venerated by means of the presence of Dr. Martine Pierre Marie Granier, the great-granddaughter of Pierre Harie. In her deal with on the ceremonial dinner, Dr. Granier supplied numerous pleasant and intimate vignettes relating Pierre Marie, utilizing previous relations files and images. The clinical Committee needs to increase its gratitude to Dr. Granier for including immeasurably to the ancient surroundings of the meeting.
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Acromegaly: A Century of Scientific and Clinical Progress by Dr. Martin Pierre Marie Granier (auth.), Richard J. Robbins M.D., Shlomo Melmed M.D. (eds.)