Congress Speeches and Biographical Appreciations
The great addresses that Foerster gave at the opening sessions of the Society of German Neurologists are well known. He often took weeks to inform himself on the history and academic tradition of the university or town at which the Society was meeting, recounting them in detail in his speeches. He knew the biographies of all the scientists of the city of the meeting, he sketched the cultural and scientific significance of the meeting place. Embellished by quotations from numerous poets, he created small masterpieces of classical rhetoric. In one such congress speech, he dealt with the position of neurology in internal medicine and he emphasized the necessity of training in internal medicine (1928).
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