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December 8, 1951

ARGENTINA

JAMA. 1951;147(15):1469. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670320069027

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Abstract

Congress on Cancer.  —The first Argentine Congress on Cancer was held in Buenos Aires, September 24-27, under the presidency of Dr. Abel Canonico and sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health. It was attended by specialists from the United States, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Spain, who had been invited by the Argentine government. Several communications were presented, and there were surgical demonstrations.From September 26 to 29 the first National Conference on Cancer was held, organized by the Ministry of Public Health, which established a unified and coordinated plan against cancer in the Argentine republic. A commission of pathologists was also appointed for the task of establishing uniformity in nomenclature of tumors and the diseases associated with this development. Improvement of present knowledge on cancer through postgraduate courses was recommended to stimulate investigations and organize an extensive sanitary campaign all over the country.

Pulmonary Tuberculosis Mortality Rate.  —In 1918

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