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December 23, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(26):2062-2063. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740510054022

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Reorganization of German Spas  Although balneology in Germany is far advanced, there has been a lack of unity in the relations of the scientific societies. It was evident that a reorganization was needed, and Prof. Dr. H. Vogt of Pyrmont was entrusted with the task. The Deutsche Balneologische Gesellschaft, of which Vogt has been made chairman, will bear, in the future, the name Deutsche Gesellchaft für Bäder- und Klimakunde. It will be the representative scientific organization of the region and will promote balneologic and climatologic science to as high a level as possible. A close contact will exist also with the fundamental branches of medicine. A further task is the supplying of additional training for spa physicians in scientific, practical and ethical matters. The annual assemblies will therefore no longer be held in spas or health resorts but in winter (when patients make fewer demands on their time) in association

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