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November 8, 1930

Report of the International Conference on Goiter in Berne, August 24-26, 1927.

JAMA. 1930;95(19):1450. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190062045

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The conference here reported was held in Berne, Aug. 24 to 26, 1927. The American translation became available late in 1929. Led by Professor Aschoff, experts from all over the world considered various special aspects of the goiter problem. Thus the leaders on pathologic anatomy were Aschoff, Wegelin and Marine, on pathologic physiology Plummer, Breitner and de Quervain, and on etiology and epidemiology Bérard, McCarrison, Galli-Valerio and Bircher. Finally the discussion on prophylaxis was opened by von Jauregg, Muggia and Silberschmidt. The participants included several hundred physicians representing all the great nations with approximately twentyfive from the United States. The report here reviewed was prepared by Drs. S. D. and Virginia C. Van Meter. As might have been anticipated, this conference ventilated every possible aspect of the subject and every reasonable point of view and reached no certain conclusion. Neither did it establish any point not previously established. It did

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