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November 26, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(22):1875-1877. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740059025

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Meeting of the German Pediatric Society  Under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Freund of Breslau, the forty-third session of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder-Heilkunde was held, September 22-25, in Vienna, where it had not convened for twenty years. The session was attended by a large number of pediatricians from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, the Scandinavian countries, and North and South America. The opening paper was by Prof. Dr. Hamburger, the head of the discontinued Pirquet clinic in Vienna. During the past forty years, fundamental progress has been made in our knowledge of children's diseases. Diphtheria, scarlet fever, tetanus, tuberculosis, syphilis and rickets, to mention only the most important, are no longer the scourges of childhood. Infant mortality has been diminished by the promotion of health activities, in which infant welfare, which has been thoroughly organized throughout the civilized world, has played an important part. Rickets has almost entirely disappeared. The

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