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July 22, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(4):296-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740290044025

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The Medical Meeting at Balatonfüred  A medical congress was held, May 9-16, at the picturesque bathing resort Balatonfüred on Lake Balaton. The congress was attended by an unusually large number of physicians; in fact, it belied the misery in the profession which, unfortunately, is extant. On the other hand, the large attendance is proof that physicians can spare a week to go to the congress, as they lose little by being absent from their practice. Joseph Sümeghi, councilor of health, read a paper on "The Practitioner and Balneology." Practitioners are recommending less and less the use of natural waters, in spite of the fact that in the treatment of chronic diseases they are indispensable. The ways by which baths affect disease vary and it is necessary that physicians know about them. Balneology is not a compulsory study at the universities, but it should be regarded as a part of pharmacology

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