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August 7, 1948

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JAMA. 1948;137(15):1319-1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490047012

NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE  After a lapse of ten years, the International Congresses on Industrial Medicine are being resumed. The ninth of this series will take place in Caxton Hall, Westminster, London, Sept. 13 to 17, 1948. The sponsoring agency is the Commission Internationale Permanente pour la Médecine du Travail, having headquarters at Geneva. The imposing list of patrons includes the King and Queen, Cabinet heads, and the presidents of the Royal Colleges. Six section programs are listed in the preliminary announcement, including social aspects, environmental industrial medicine, industrial nursing, clinical problems, administrative practices, and a special section which deals with legislation, education and technical problems not classified under other main headings. Each section has a chairman and secretary, most of whom are well known in this country as representing industrial medical leadership in England. There are to be ancillary exhibitions and clinics in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and