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December 5, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(23):1722-1723. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730230064024

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International Congress of Women Physicians  The International League of Women Physicians, which draws its membership from twenty-six countries, assumed the task of studying some sociohygienic problems that women physicians regard as their special field of investigation. The International Congress of Women Physicians, held in Vienna under the chairmanship of the French woman physician Dr. Thuillier-Landry, attracted 200 participants. One of the topics was "The Work of the Woman Physician in Tropical Countries." Forty woman physicians from India, Persia, China, Japan, Egypt, Palestine and Africa submitted replies to the questionnaires sent out. The papers of Dr. Balfour of India and Dr. Gamier of Algeria gave an insight into the terrible hygienic conditions under which women live in tropical countries. As women physicians inspire great confidence almost everywhere, so long as they do not antagonize too sharply religious customs, a wide field of action is opened to them, particularly through the creation

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