October 25, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(17):1348-1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660170064026

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The International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation  The commission charged with the examination of the report on intellectual cooperation has adopted a resolution accepting the offer of France for the creation of an international institute of intellectual cooperation (The Journal, Sept. 13, 1924, p. 856). Mr. Charlton, delegate from Australia, desirous of safeguarding the interests of the League of Nations, urged the commission not to accept the offer France had made, since the country in which the seat of the institute should be established would become, to a certain extent, the center of civilization. The only solution possible, as it seemed to Charlton, would be the creation at Geneva of a truly international central institute, alongside the seat of the League of Nations. The Australian delegate feared, furthermore, that the creation of the institute at Paris would cause expenditures which the subvention of the French government would not cover. M. Avenol,

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