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November 7, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(19):1397-1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730190053020

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The Colonial Medical Convention  The International Colonial Exposition, which, since last summer, has attracted up to 500,000 visitors a day, has revealed to them, among other things little known, the great energy displayed by all colonizing nations in the creation of improved conditions of health. One of the reasons that cause many Frenchmen to hesitate to seek their fortune in the colonies is the fear of the peculiar diseases that may be encountered. Many persons have seen fellow citizens who, on returning from a stay in the colonies, suffered from malaria and from dysentery. Propaganda for colonial expansion has skilfully combated in advance such objections by advertising widely the great efforts put forth by all colonizing nations to combat the local scourges and arrest their action not only on white persons but also on the natives. In all the pavilions are displayed graphs and statistics showing the progress that has

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