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To the Editor.—
In connection with the XIVth International Congress of Dermatology of Venice-Padova in May 1972 a rather impressive list of suggested subjects for main themes and symposia has been sent to the national dermatological societies.It might be worth while to recall a review in the British Journal of Dermatology of the Eighth International Congress of Dermatology held in Copenhagen in 1930:The scientific side of the Congress suffered considerably from overloading. It is impossible for anyone to listen with profit to 255 communications in six days or even a fifth of that number, especially when the majority are in an unfamiliar language. It was suggested in some quarters that at future congresses the number of papers submitted by any one country should be severely limited, and that the selection of the few allowed to be read should be made by the Dermatological Society of Societies of the
Thomsen K, Brodthagen H. ANYTHING CHANGED?. Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000010117026