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December 9, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(24):1891-1892. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740490051022

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The International Congress on Hygiene  The twentieth annual Congress on Hygiene was held in the Pasteur Institute, October 23. The minister of public health presided. The congress had an international character. The United States was represented by Dr. Hugh S. Cumming. The scientific sessions, over which Dr. Dequidt, head of the public health service, presided, devoted the whole time to discussion of two main topics: (1) the economic crisis and the great hygienic undertakings, and (2) coordination of the antituberculosis crusade and urbanism. Dr. Dequidt brought out in his inaugural address that the economic crisis compels one to view in a different light the sanitary undertakings in the various countries. Such undertakings are, however, about the most practicable that can be devised to give work to the unemployed. The expenditures are compensated for, to a great extent, by the money that is saved in the construction and support of hospitals

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