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 through 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 through the French general practitioner Pierre Marie, in 1886. The individuals of the clinical Committee spent many hours supporting us in making sure an excellent assembly. The aid of Serono Symposia, united states in all stages of the making plans and execution of the assembly was once essentially preferred and was once hugely specialist. precise popularity roust be prolonged to Professor Roger Guillemin of the Salk Institute, whosp curiosity in clinical historical past led him to commit loads of time and private price in acquiring information regarding the lifetime of Pierre Marie. Dr. GuilIemin's presentation at the lifestyles and instances of Marie used to be a unprecedented evaluate of the cultural, social, and clinical backgrounds during which Marie got here to explain the disorder, acromegaly. Dr. Guillemin' s findings, that have been offered on the major ceremonial dinner in a perfect audiovisual presentation, have been in actual fact the spotlight of the assembly and may lengthy be remembered by way of 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 tackle on the ceremonial dinner, Dr. Granier supplied numerous pleasant and intimate vignettes relating Pierre Marie, utilizing outdated relations documents and images. The medical Committee needs to increase its gratitude to Dr. Granier for including immeasurably to the ancient surroundings of the meeting.
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