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October 26, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(17):1321-1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710170053019

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Brussels' Special Medical Week  The ninth session of the Journées médicales, Brussels' special medical week, was a great success. Owing to the participation of numerous scientific societies (Société d'ophtalmologie; Société belge de gynécologie et d'obstétrique; Ligue belge contre le rhumatisme; Société belge de médecine préventive et d'eugénique; Association des dentistes de Belgique) that held their meetings the same week, the number of persons attending the Journées médicales bordered on 2,000. Official delegates from twenty-four foreign countries were present.At the opening session, Professor Coppez set forth the principal provisions of the new law pertaining to medical instruction. He took up also a number of new problems that are interesting to consider. Would it not be well for young men to specialize in the direction of some profession, while still in college? The heart and the brain could be trained just as well by the study of nature as by the

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