The Clinic of Professor Rene Leriche, April 1938

The cover and introduction of a paper recounting Debakey's experience of Leriche's Clinic.

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THE CLINIC OF PROFESSOR RENE
LERICHE

MICHAEL DEBAKEY, M. D*#

and
ALBERTO SALDARRIAGA**
COLOMBIA, S. A.

Reprinted from
New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal

pp. 606-6O9. Vol. 90, No. 10. April, 1938

THE CLINIC OF PROFESSOR RENE
LERICHE

MICHAEL DEBAKEY, M. D.
New Orleans
and
ALBERTO SALDARRIAGA
Colombia, S. A.

In the extreme eastern part of France, tranquilly reposing almost midway between the
mountainous Vosges and the Black Forest and
hugging the rapidly flowing Rhine with seemingly jealous fervor, is the city of Strasburg.
Apparently predestined to the costly glories as
well as the adversities and vicissitudes of military order, this city has veritably lived up to
its traditional origin. On this very soil Drusus,
fifteen hundred years before the Birth of
Christ. established a fortified post in the name
of the Roman people, with the object of stemming the increasing hostile raids of the savage
and incursive Alains, Vandals and Sarmades
who inhabited the land beyond the Rhine. But
despite the fact that it has been the center of the

*From the Surgical Clinic A, Director: Professor Rene Leriche, Strasbourg, France.
#on leave of absence, Department of Surgery,
Tulane University School of Medicine. New Or-
leans, La.
**Ex-interne of the Strasbourg Hospitals; now
Professor of Clinical Gynecology, on the Medical
Faculty of the University of Medellin, Colombia,
S. A.

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