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June 20, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(8):752. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080096023

Congress of Industrial Medicine.  —The Second National Congress of Medicine and Social Assistance of Workers was held in Mendoza March 19-25. The congress was organized by the national secretary of public health. All the physicians of Argentina received an official invitation to take part in this meeting. The official program consisted of medical and social questions that were distributed for discussion by 14 committees. The principal discussion topics were assistance and social service for labor, the physiopathology of work and fatigue, forensic and social aspects of industrial medicine, rehabilitation, psychological technique and professional orientation, hygiene and security, preventive and social medicine and dentistry, sanitary statistics, medical care in industry, nutrition of workers, work of women and children, sanitary education, and economic problems in relation to workers. For 10 days the members of the congress attended congress meetings and public ceremonies, parties, promenades, banquets, and the traditional "vintage festivities" (Fiesta de

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