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July 4, 1931
The second general assembly of the International Union for the Scientific Investigation of Population Problems has been held in London. It was attended by representatives of Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the United States. The results of the meeting have been so satisfactory to its organizers that they believe that the union is destined to play a great part in the elucidation of problems which already are felt in many countries to be of supreme importance. In an address the retiring president, Raymond Pearl of Baltimore, said: "It requires no expert to perceive that the growing hordes of people on the face of the earth are constantly and increasingly adding to the economic and social difficulties of an already sufficiently harrassed world." The problems arising out of the sensational fall in the birth rate in the United States and in western Europe,
LONDON. JAMA. 1931;97(6):399-400. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060037018