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June 13, 1931

Silicosis: Records of the International Conference Held at Johannesburg 13-27 August 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(24):2058. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720500052033

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This is a report of the International Conference on Silicosis held at Johannesburg, South Africa, last year, the first conference convened by the International Labour Office of the League of Nations to meet outside Europe. Johannesburg was selected for the conference because of the presence of one of the most unique collections of material on the subject of silicosis and because there some of the most important research and practical work on the prevention of silicosis has been done. The International Labour Organization, which represents fiftyfive governments of the world, in an agreement to collaborate to improve the conditions of labor began at the same time as the League of Nations. The International Labour Office is the secretariat of the International Labour Organization. To the annual International Labour Conference each of the fiftyfive member states sends a delegate and this body of delegates alone formulates decisions which later may become

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