Max Thorek, M.D.
JAMA. 1957;165(11):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980290127021.
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To the Editor:—  The International College of Surgeons has established at its headquarters in Chicago a Hall of Fame in which the history of medicine in various parts of the world is revealed. Various rooms are dedicated to the portraying of surgical and medical history, each room being supported by the government or physicians in a country. In the museum and its Hall of Fame are objects depicting many aspects of world medical history. Thus one can see a crude but operable x-ray device nearly half a century old, the original model of the Carrel-Lindbergh artificial heart, trephined skulls from Peru more than 3,000 years old, Florence Nightingale's nurse cap and 75 of her letters, surgical instruments of all eras, and actual penned reports of Freud, Pasteur, Curie, and other medical greats. Then there is a Hall of Murals portraying successive achievements of the healing arts from antiquity to the


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