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July 8, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(2):154. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740270058025

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The Congress on Midwifery  A number of scientific congresses were held at Ghent from March 31 to April 4. The congress on midwifery was presided over by Professor Daels and was attended by delegates from the Netherlands, France, Germany, England, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Austria and Hungary. In addition, numerous lectures in various branches of medicine were given. Professor Heymans of Ghent reported the results of his research on the vasomotor regulation of the circulation. Dr. Tytgat of Ghent discussed acute cholecystitis and compared this disorder with acute appendicitis. Dr. Wenckebach presented a communication on the mechanism of sudden death due to beriberi. During a recent journey in the Orient, he had an opportunity to observe several cases of beriberi in which sudden death was sometimes brought about by cardiac dilatation. These congresses, which are held every two years, furnish evidence of the scientific activity of the Flemish

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