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International Congress on Rheumatic Diseases.
—At the International Congress on Rheumatic Diseases held at the University of Oxford, March 28 to 31, 1938, Dr. Ralph Pemberton, of Philadelphia, was elected president, to succeed Dr. R. Fortescue Fox, of London, who did not wish to accept a new appointment as council member. At the urgent request of the members, the secretary and director of the International Advisory Bureau, Dr. J. van Breemen of Amsterdam, who had tendered his resignation, expressed his willingness to remain in office for the present. The other council members were re-elected. Prof. J. Rother, of Berlin, was given a seat on the council as representative for Germany.A committee was appointed to collect statistics, to revise the by-laws and to reorganize the journal Acta rheumatologica.The invitation of the American delegates to hold the next congress in New York in June 1940 was accepted. The official subjects
News and Comment. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(6):1012. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180110167011