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May 7, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(19):1671-1672. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730450065027

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Congress on Microbiology  The Italian section of the Società internazionale di microbiologia will hold its fourth congress in November of the current year. The following topics will be discussed: (1) Microbian Dissociations, by Prof. Gianni Petragnani; (2) Local Immunity, Prof. Giuseppe Mariani; (3) The Micro-Organisms of the Terrain and the Fixation of the Atmospheric Nitrogen, Professor De Rossi. Prof. G. B. Allaria will discuss "Postvaccinal Encephalitis." A session of the congress will be devoted to the study of blood groups, at which Prof. Domenico Viola will discuss "Blood Groups in Relation to Physical Constitution."

The Medical Academy of Rome  The Accademia medica di Roma met recently under the chairmanship of Prof. Dalla Vedova. Parisotti spoke on the eye as the index of the general constitution. He concluded that hypermetropia may be regarded as a symptom of constitutional weakness.Maselli presented a preliminary report on the reaction of patients with arterial

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