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February 11, 1933

THE NETHERLANDS

JAMA. 1933;100(6):438. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740060054025

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Abstract

International Conference on Tuberculosis  The eighth conference of the Union internationale contre la tuberculose, held at The Hague and at Amsterdam, Sept. 6-9, 1932, was attended by 750 members representing thirty-three nations. At the opening session, at The Hague, in the Hall of the Knights, in the presence of the queen mother and the prince consort, Professor Nolen, president of the conference, and Mr. Ruys de Beerenbrouck, minister of the interior, welcomed the members on the occasions of the tricentennial of Leeuwenhoeck and the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Koch. The general assembly of the members of the "union" decided to hold the ninth International Conference on Tuberculosis at Warsaw, in 1934.

RELATIONS BETWEEN ALLERGY AND IMMUNITY  Mr. Jules Bordet confined his discussion to observations of an experimental nature. One understands by "allergy" a modified reaction of the organism, manifested by a hypersensitivity to a given substance after the primary infection,

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