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March 25, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(12):982-983. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740120120023

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The General Assembly of Medicine  The Assemblée générale de médecine, which meets in Paris twice a year, differs from the conventions of the learned societies, since it is organized particularly for the practicing physicians of France, who meet to report observations made among their clientele, generally rural. Previous assemblies have dealt with papers on cancer and tuberculosis. The recent session, presided over by Professor Mauriac of Bordeaux, chose "Undulant Fever" as the chief topic for discussion. Undulant fever has invaded nearly the whole French territory, and it may be discovered almost anywhere if a careful search is made. Often the disease presents mild or benign types that pass unnoticed. The most important foci, of sheep or goat origin, are in southern France. In the department of Bouchesdu-Rhône, the mortality from undulant fever corresponds to that from typhoid fever; in the Vaucluse region, it tends to be even higher. In Pyrénées-Orientales,

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