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December 19, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(25):1903-1904. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730250061027

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The National Congress of Pediatrics  The Società italiana di pediatria held recently its fourteenth national congress at Florence, under the chairmanship of Prof. G. B. Allaria, director of the Clinica pediatrica of the University of Turin, aided by numerous foreign pediatricians. The session was opened in the Great Hall of the University with an address by Professor Allaria, who described the work of the Società di pediatria, which was founded in Turin in 1898 and which recently established also regional chapters. The speaker emphasized that the activity of the pediatric clinics is always directed toward ends that make for an improved national life. He explained also the proposal that the training of practicing physicians in pediatrics be made more comprehensive; furthermore, that health officers be required to take suitable courses in pediatrics, with the financial aid of the communes. The courses should be given at regular intervals and should take

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