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July 11, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(2):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730020045023

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The National Medical Congress at Balatonfüred  The critical economic and financial situation in Hungary makes it imperative that the natural resources of the country be exploited to the maximum. Hungary abounds in medicinal springs but the number of her own citizens seeking foreign spas is considerable. According to authoritative statistics last year, 200,000 people went to foreign bath resorts. The ministry of public welfare therefore has undertaken a publicity compaign on behalf of the inland medicinal springs. It has found that the best way to this end is to make these baths known to the medical profession of the country by arranging medical congresses at the different baths where a great number of physicians congregate. They recognize the merits of the springs, at the same time attending first class lectures, which serve as graduate teaching. The first congress was held at the great Hungarian resort, Balatonfüred, on Lake Balaton. The

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