Japan on International Society of Surgery

A commemorative postage stamp on the 27th Congress of the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan :

Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS) : Surgeon in Operating RoomIssued by Japan

Issued on Sep 3, 1977

Issued for : A postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 27th Congress of the International Society of Surgery which was held in Kyoto from September 3 to 8, 1977. This International Society was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1902. At this Congress about 3,000 members from 65 countries were expected to be present.

Design : A surgeon in operationroom

Designer : Mr. Takao Yamanouchi

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Printing Process : Photogravure

About : 

  • A postage stamp showing a surgeon in an operating room has been issued to commemorate the 27th Congress of the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie.
  • The International Society of Surgery covers not only the surgery in a narrow sense but cerebral surgery, thoracic surgery, infant surgery, plastic surgery, gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and other surgical fields as well. It was founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1902. Since then the society’s general meeting has been held in the United States and European countries once in every two or three years, contributing greatly to the progress of surgery.
  • This year falls on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the society. On this occasion a general meeting is being held for the first time in a city outside the United States or European countries. It is to be held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto City, Japan, for six days between Sept. 3 to 8. About 3,000 researchers from 64 countries are to announce the results of their studies and hold discussion. The meeting is expected to greatly contribute to the progress of medical and public health fields in Japan.

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