December 5, 1966

15th International Congress On Occupational Health

Author Affiliations

Dayton, Ohio

JAMA. 1966;198(10):1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110230146045

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor:  This congress, which is held every three years, took place in Vienna, Sept 19 to 24, 1966. The site was the famous University of Vienna, which celebrated its sixth centennial in 1965. The opening session was held in the Aula, the huge yard of the university. In its center stands the symbol of the Alma Mater, and the galleries contain the busts of the renowned Austrian physicians Billroth, Oppolzer, Skoda, Nothnagel, and Wagner-Jauregg. Franz Jonas, the president of Austria, opened the congress. Dr. Breitenecker, the president of the congress, stressed the growing importance of occupational health. More than 2,500 physicians from 54 countries were in attendance and the congress proceedings alone fill not less than 12 volumes. The remarkable number of participants from Japan is explained by the selection of Tokyo as the site of the next International Congress on Occupational Health in 1969. Three languages were