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November 17, 1923

PARIS

JAMA. 1923;81(20):1703-1705. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200053024

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Abstract

Seventeenth French Congress of Medicine  The Seventeenth French Congress of Medicine was held at Bordeaux, September 27-29, under the chairmanship of Dr. Arnozan, formerly professor of clinical medicine at the Faculté de médecine of Bordeaux. Three subjects were on the program: (1) the remote results of malaria; (2) treatment of meningococcic infections, and (3) relations between the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands.

THE REMOTE RESULTS OF MALARIA  Dr. Le Dantec, professor of tropical diseases at the Faculté de médecine of Bordeaux, dealt at length with the remote effects of malaria on the circulatory apparatus, and the influence of malaria on the mother and child. The existence of malarial aortitis should not be questioned. Potain long ago showed by percussion and auscultation that the aorta dilates during attacks of malarial fever, and retracts under the influence of quinin. Today, thanks to roentgenoscopy, this dilatation can be seen at the

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