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February 1953

News and Comment

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1953;69(2):276-278. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1953.02320260134011

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FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH  The World Federation for Mental Health has accepted the invitation of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to hold the Fifth International Congress on Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 14-21, 1954.The World Federation for Mental Health was created in 1948 to promote better human relations and to increase understanding among cultures, among nations, and among professions. It is the only voluntary international organization of its kind so broadly conceived. The Federation grew out of and replaced an older body, known as the International Committee for Mental Hygiene. By creating a body with a new name, it was hoped to express a broad conception of interdisciplinary partnership in human relations rather than to lay primary stress on mental illness, and to emphasize the fundamental importance of planning for preventive work.The Federation has consultative status with UNESCO and the