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June 7, 1924

MADRID

JAMA. 1924;82(23):1877-1878. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650490051025

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Abstract

Second Spanish Congress on Medical Hydrology  The Spanish Congress on Medical Hydrology, which had not met for thirty-six years, held its second meeting, March 15-20. Those interested in mineral springs, physicians, chemists, other scientists and owners of establishments, attended. The president of the congress, Count Gimeno, delivered an opening address on "The Secrets of Mineral Waters," in which he reviewed recent advances in chemistry in relation to hydrology. The address was interesting, for Dr. Gimeno is at home when speaking of art, politics or medicine. There were many other important addresses and the discussions were very lively. At the last session the congress approved the establishment of a small tax on patients at spas to improve the sanitation and roads. It urged provincial and municipal authorities to furnish indigent patients with attendants and funds for treatment, and decided to ask railroad companies for rates for indigent patients and to protest

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