October 29, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(18):1522-1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740700062028

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Congress of Alienists and Neurologists  The thirty-sixth Congrès des médecins aliénistes et neurologues de France was held recently at Limoges on the same date as the dedication of the bust erected to Gilbert Ballet in that city, near which he was born in 1853 and where he carried on his first studies. The congress, which was held under the chairmanship of Professor Euzière of Montpellier, was well attended and attracted several foreign delegates. Papers were presented by Dr. Achille Delmas, dealing with the rôle and the importance of the constitution in psychopathology, and by Dr. Moreau of Liége, on encephalitis and other diffuse disorders of the brain. Dr. Lauzier read a paper that dealt with the changes to be made in the law for the protection of the property of psychopathic patients and gave rise to a discussion in which widely divergent opinions were expressed. Numerous private communications were then

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