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Public Health Congress
The third Brazilian Congress on Public Health was held at São Paulo, November 4-12. The meeting proved a great success. The next congress will be held at Recife, July 31. The organizing committee includes Drs. Carlos Chagas, Amaury de Medeiros, Gouveia de Barros, A. L. Barros Barreto, J. Barros Barreto, Carlos Sá, J. P. Fontenelle and Manoel Ferreira.
Value of Necropsies
Dr. Leonel Gonzaga, service chief in the children's clinic in the medical school, called the attention of the Medical Surgical Society to the importance of performing necropsies regularly in the clinical services. He cited two recent cases. In a girl, aged 9 years, the clinical signs warranted a diagnosis of meningitis, probably tuberculous. The lumbar puncture proved negative. The autopsy examination brought to light two abscesses in the right frontal lobe. In another case, a 19 months old girl was admitted with hookworm disease. Diphtheric angina
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