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December 5, 1903

American and International Congresses on Tuberculosis and Tuberculosis Exhibits for the Years 1904 and 1905.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1421-1422. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490420043015

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New York, Nov. 27, 1903.

To the Editor:  —During the past few months I have received many inquiries concerning the various tuberculosis congresses (American and international) which have been projected for the years 1904-5. The multiplicity of these various congresses and the similarity of their names lead naturally to great confusion.It is announced that a congress on tuberculosis is to be held in St. Louis in October, 1904, under the name of "International Congress on Tuberculosis." On careful inquiry I learned the following facts about this congress: Mr. Francis, the president of the St. Louis Exhibition, has been approached by the officers of the "American Congress on Tuberculosis," which was founded some years ago by Clark Bell, a lawyer of the city of New York, to sanction the holding of an international congress on tuberculosis in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. From a letter received from Dr. E.

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