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September 8, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(10):740-741. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700100052022

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The German-Russian Syphilis Expedition  The Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft, in collaboration with the commissariat for public health service (department of venereal disease) in the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics, and the Russian Academy of Sciences, has organized a medical expedition to Asiatic Russia. About a year and a half ago, Professor Wilmanns of Heidelberg and Professor Stühmer of Münster spent some time in the Buryat-Mongol Republic [north of Mongolia and west of Lake Baikal, Siberia (capital, Irkutsk)], in order to determine whether a large expedition would find opportunities for successful work. Kulskoie, which lies east of Lake Baikal and has a good-sized hospital, was selected as temporary headquarters. The apparatus required for the investigations was lent to the expedition by the Notgemeinschaft. The Russian organization committee agreed to provide complete accommodations for the German representatives and to make their journey as comfortable as possible. The necessary buildings were erected; the

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