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During the session of the Eighth International Medical Congress in Copenhagen, 1884, an International Collective Investigation Committee was organized, composed of representatives of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, India, the United States, and South America. The two representatives on the Committee for the United States were Professors A. Jacobi, of New York, and N. S. Davis, of Chicago. Under the personal supervision of Prof. Jacobi a large number of the blanks for making returns adopted by the International Committee were printed in a neat and convenient form, and distributed to members of the profession in different parts of this country. Those receiving them were requested to fill up the blanks in due form with such cases of the several diseases as should come under their observation, and return the same to Professor Jacobi, on or before the 1st of January, 1887. A few weeks
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE INVESTIGATION OF DISEASE. JAMA. 1887;VIII(5):129. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391300017004
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