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April 22, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(16):1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160053022

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National Congress of Hygiene  The eighth Congresso nazionale di igiene was recently held at Rome, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dante De Blasi, director of the Istituto d'igiene at the University of Naples. The chairman said that the purposes of the association are the study and the promotion of hygiene. The association has supported scientific research by creating the "Sclavo prizes" with which to honor the more meritorious workers. The program of the society cannot be realized solely by the specialists in hygiene but requires the cooperation of all physicians, particularly family physicians, who can impart the achievements of hygiene to the mothers, who are most inclined to accept them for the protection of their children. Physical education is being cultivated in Italy on a large scale through the activities of the Opera nazionale ballilla. The speaker discussed the new water systems, the sanitation enterprises, hygienic improvements, and the instruments

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