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November 19, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(21):1792-1793. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740730056024

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International Congress on Rheumatism  Most of the medical activity in recent weeks has been taken up with congresses. Some physicians in this country are beginning to agree with the decision in Germany that too many congresses are being held. Many of the persons one meets at the conventions are those who feel the urge of the wanderlust. The congress devoted to rheumatism, organized by the Ligue internationale du rhumatisme, was held in Paris, under the chairmanship of Prof. Fernand Bezançon, immediately following the Congrès français de médecine, over which he likewise presided. There were 400 present, from fourteen different countries. The opening session was held in the Great Hall of the Faculty of Medicine, being honored by the presence of Mr. Justin Godart, minister of public health. The inaugural address of Professor Bezançon was a remarkable presentation of the vast problem of rheumatism. He views it as a disease of

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