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In April, 1920, the French Minister of Hygiene and Prevention instituted a Committee of Mental Hygiene. This has now been supplemented by an unofficial League of Mental Prophylaxis and Hygiene (Ligue de prophylaxie et d'hygiene mentale) which will be devoted to a study of all questions relating to mental health as it concerns the individual and communities. Indeed, the activities of the league as outlined will cover much wider ground than our own National Committee for Mental Hygiene. It proposes to open dispensaries for rational and harmless psychopaths, to influence legislation, to direct and assist research and to institute active propaganda among all classes.
The league desires affiliation and cooperation with similar organizations in other countries and will welcome inquiries and suggestions.
The president is Dr. Antheaume, a distinguished psychiatrist and publicist, and the secretary is Dr. Genil-Perrin, 99 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris, France.
News and CommentA FRENCH LEAGUE OF MENTAL HYGIENE. Arch NeurPsych. 1921;5(6):723. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02180300088007