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November 26, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(22):1887-1888. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690220063026

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Congress on the Diseases of Metabolism  The seventh congress of the Gesellschaft für Stoffwechselund Verdauungskrankheiten was held during the first week in October. The society was formerly a section of the Congress of Internal Medicine, but for the past eight years has had an independent existence. About 720 physicians from Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden, Czechoslovakia— and Austria—attended the congress. Approximately 600 communications and demonstrations were presented before the congress, which had convened in Vienna for the second time. The three main topics on the program were: (1) osmosis and its regulation in metabolism; (2) disturbances of passage through the intestine, together with stone formation, and (3) diabetes. On each of the topics, as is now the custom at German medical congresses, one paper was presented by a theoretician and one or two papers were given by clinicians. The congress was opened with an address by the chairman, Professor Biedl, in

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