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August 30, 1924

BELGIUM

JAMA. 1924;83(9):701-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660090047019

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Abstract

The Medical Convention at Brussels— The Opening Session  The fourth session of the Brussels medical convention (Journées Médicales)—which has become a regular institution and the most important medical event occurring in Belgium— scored a remarkable success, even greater than last year. More than 1,500 were enrolled, among whom a great many foreign guests were observable, more particularly at the opening address, which was presided over by M. Poulet, minister of health. France, Japan, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Morocco, Canada and Roumania sent official delegates, each of whom delivered an address, which was warmly applauded. M. Parisot, the Canadian delegate, who referred to the nucleus of Latin culture in French Canada, received an especially hearty welcome. The opening session closed with an excellent lecture by Dr. Alexis Carrel on "Les tréphones cellulaires et leurs fonctions." In connection with his researches on the artificial culture of cells, he pointed out that, in order

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