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January 11, 1908

Fifth Pan-American Medical Congress.

Author Affiliations

Secretary. National Committee for the Republic of Gautemala.

JAMA. 1908;L(2):136-137. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530280052018

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New York, Dec. 28, 1907.

To the Editor:  —The next Pan-American Medical Congress will be held in Guatemala, Central America, the second week in August, 1908. The international executive committee hopes that you will give it the same efficient support that you have heretofore given to the former meetings. We are sending a news item which is the invitation to be sent out to the medical journals of the western hemisphere.It must not be thought that Guatemala is an undesirable place to visit in August and that it will be very hot and the rain constant. August is the time of the year called the canicula when, although hot, there is but little rain. The heat does not, however, compare with our summer heat, as Guatemala is situated on a plateau which is comparatively cool. The trip down from New Orleans or from New York by steamer to Porto

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