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April 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(18):1432. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440066029

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The Influenza Epidemic in Vienna  Several weeks after all western and northern Europe had suffered from the influenza epidemic, it finally found its way to Vienna. Although only 184 cases have been officially reported, resulting in five deaths, the more than 2,000 physicians of the krankenkassen are treating, on the average, ten influenza patients each, which would point to 20,000 patients among the insured members of the health insurance societies, and at least 30,000 patients in Vienna as a whole. The course of the disease has thus far been very mild. Coincident with the influenza epidemic there is a severe measles epidemic with ear complications.

Vocational Guidance and Its Physiology  The eighth convention for the promotion of vocational guidance was held in Vienna recently. Prof. Dr. During called attention to the failure (in Europe, at least) of "Taylorism" and "Fordism." In order to establish the value of a test to

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