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September 1, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(9):761-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650090059025

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Cooperation in Scientific Work  A plenary session of the International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation, instituted by the assembly of the League of Nations, has been held at Geneva under the presidency of Professor Bergson. The commission approved the report of its subcommittee on bibliography recommending, in view of the impossibility of establishing at the present time a complete international library, the coordination of libraries already existing in the principal centers. The subcommittee recommended also the publication of a bibliographic index and conferences of experts on analytic bibliography to coordinate the work of reviewers and existing libraries, and thus prevent duplication of effort.The commission decided to transmit to the Council and to the Assembly of the League of Nations a draft agreement for the protection of property rights in scientific work, as elaborated by Professor Ruffini of Turin, formerly minister of public instruction in Italy. The request is made that

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