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April 19, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(16):1251-1252. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710420063027

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The Crusade Against Infantile Paralysis  Mr. Baels, minister of the interior and of health, received recently an official call from Dr. Jitta, president of the council on health of the Netherlands, and Dr. Aldeshoff, director of the Institut sérologique de l'état at Utrecht, who were accompanied by Dr. Timbal, director general of the administration of the public health service. The purpose of the consultation was the discussion of the prophylactic measures to be adopted to prevent the spread of infantile paralysis, the return of which, during the summer months, is to be feared. A plan was worked out by which uniform action in Belgium and the Netherlands in this field, which is eminently desirable from every point of view, will be accomplished. There is reason to rejoice over these results. The activities of the hygienists and the physicians of our neighbors on the north will develop in perfect harmony with

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