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January 23, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(4):290-291. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670300052022

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The Fourth International Congress on Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases  In addition to the papers summarized in previous letters (The Journal, Dec. 5, 1925, p. 1825, and January 16, p. 213), several further interesting communications were presented at the fourth International Congress on Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases, held in Amsterdam.

COMPENSATION FOR MINOR INJURIES  Professor Julliard of Switzerland and Dr. Liniger of Frankfort, Germany, discussed the compensation for injuries resulting in disability of from 5 to 20 per cent. The custom of allowing compensation for minor injuries seems to be giving good results. Whenever follow up was possible, it was found that persons compensated for minor injuries had withdrawn their claims in spite of the persistence of considerable disability. If temporary compensation had not been allowed, in many instances disability would have been aggravated to such an extent as to have necessitated ultimately the granting of annual benefits. However,

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