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October 1, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(14):1163-1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140059023

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International Congress of Public Health  The International Congress of Public Health, which was organized at Ghent by the Royal Institute of Public Health of London, was opened under the chairmanship of the king of Belgium and the king of England. The congress comprised a section on state medicine and municipal hygiene, a section on naval, military, air and tropical diseases; a section on pathology, bacteriology and biochemistry, and a woman's section of public health.Below is a brief summary of some of the more important communications:

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES IN THE FRENCH COLONIES  M. Abbatucci gave an account of the measures adopted in the French colonies to combat disease and factors causing depopulation. The protection of the man power employed in the tropics (Europeans, who are the technical advisers, and the natives, who are colaborers) is the primary duty of the health service. The French colonies (including the protectorates under

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