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November 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(19):606-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400180030008

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Sixth International Congress for Hygiene and Demography in Vienna.

The opening ceremony as well as the first general meeting in connection with the Sixth International Congress for Hygiene and Demography was held in our metropolis on the 26th of September, at 11 o'clock A.M., in the nicely decorated "Musikvereinssaal. " Among the distinguished savants who were present there were specially to be noticed Virchow, of Berlin; Brouardel, of Paris; Pettenkofer, of Munich; Spencer Wells, of London, etc. The Patron of the Congress, Crown Prince Rudolphus, opened the Congress, which was then addressed by its President, Prof. Ludwig. He emphasized in his eloquent speech the progress which hygiene had made of late years, as only ten years had elapsed since the International Health Congress of Brussels; the Congresses at Paris, Turin, Geneva, the Hague and Vienna rapidly succeeded. The fact that numerous distinguished scholars from almost all the

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