August 2, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(5):354-356. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720050042022

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The School of Tropical Medicine  Prince Leopold of Belgium discussed recently, before the senate, the proposed developments in the School of Tropical Medicine. The beginnings of the Ecole de médecine tropicale were extremely modest. Created, in 1906, especially for the benefit of the Congo region, its activities were limited to giving physicians a series of lectures on the pathology of tropical diseases, colonial hygiene, parasitology and entomology. Some time later, a clinic was added to the institution. During that early period, the departments for sanitary workers, nurses and missionaries had 637 students enrolled, 503 of whom took the final examinations and departed for the colony. But these results are not sufficient. The development of the Congo demands not only a reinforcement of the medical service but also the creation in the metropolis of a center of research. The Ecole de médecine tropicale should attain a high scientific level. Its doors

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