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November 3, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(10):988. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670270078025

Congress of the Association of French-Speaking Pediatricians.  —This congress was held in Algiers from May 7-9, under the presidency of Professor Sarrouy, dean of the faculty of medicine and professor of infant clinics in this city. Over 500 physicians attended, including numerous delegates of foreign countries. Professor Turpin and Drs. Duchène, Schûzenberger, and Sutter, on the basis of observations in hundreds of families with numerous children, delivered a lecture entitled "Influence of The Order of Birth and the Parents' Ages on Physiopathological Characters of Children." Prof. M. Lamy and Drs. Minkowski and Choucroun dealt with diseases of the embryo caused by maternal rubella. Bamatter (Geneva) stressed the social consequences of rubella and toxoplasmosis. In contrast to genetic malformations, those due to rubella do not occur in later children. In regard to toxoplasmosis, search for the sources of infection, careful examination of the mother, and treatment with antibiotics, when necessary, may

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