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September 9, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(11):865-866. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740360045022

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Medical Congress in Algeria  The Fédération des sociétés médicales d'Algérie met recently in Algiers, under the chairmanship of Professor Tournade, for the third time since its foundation. Through the adhesion of the medical societies of Tunisia, it became the Fédération des sociétés algériennes et tunisiennes, which constitutes a very important scientific group for all of northern Africa that is under French control. Only Morocco is lacking. The main objective of the session was to study tuberculosis in those vast regions in which the native population is predominant and in which tuberculosis causes many deaths by reason of the unwillingness of the Mussulmans to accept the principles of modern hygiene. Eight papers were presented on this topic. Dr. Sergent, director of the Institut Pasteur in Algiers, pointed out that, by means of skin reactions to tuberculin, it has been shown that tuberculosis is becoming every year more prevalent among the natives,

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