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October 21, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(17):1328-1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420048021

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The Brussels Medical Convention  The thirteenth session of the Journées médicales de Bruxelles was devoted to the subject of syphilis. Monday and Tuesday mornings were given over to clinics or to demonstrations in hospitals and clinics. On Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons papers were read at the University of Brussels. The queen attended the opening session, and Count Carton de Wiart gave the address of welcome to the foreign delegates. Recalling that he presided, in 1921, at the first session of the Journées médicales, the minister pointed out that the organizers, who wished to bring about a closer relation between practitioners and investigators, had realized their purpose. After exalting the medical profession as the most noble and useful of the professions, he outlined the program of the thirteenth session. The minister of health surveyed the results secured by syphilology, to which the Belgian scientists Bordet and Gengou made

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