BEFORE BEGINNING my address, I desire to extend my most cordial thanks to my American colleagues, to whom I owe the honor of this courteous invitation to appear before you. With us, anesthesia and analgesia are still parts of general surgery, and although every year there is a notable amount of work done in this field, we have not as yet created a society for study and of specialists as has been done in your great country. I am therefore very glad, that the Italian Government, having sent me as their official representative to this assembly, has recognized the importance of this science, which appears to be the noblest and most humanitarian of all, having as a symbol the divine work of combating pain.
*Italian Address presented daring the Eleventh Annual Congress of Anesthetists, the International Anesthesia Research Society in Joint Meeting with the Associated Anesthetists of the United States and Canada, the Eastern Society of Anesthetists, the Mid-Western Association of Anesthetists, the Southern Association of Anesthetists and the New York Society of Anesthetists, Rote! McAlpin, New York City
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