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In an able review of the work accomplished by the International Tuberculosis Congress at Paris last month, the Semaine Médicale of Paris comments on the way in which the lay press seized the opportunity of the congress to insert advertisements in its reading text. At the opening of the congress the secretary general remarked: "Thanks to the generous and untiring collaboration of the press, not only the scientific, but the literary and political press, this congress will be able to spread throughout the world the idea of the solidarity of all human races in respect to tuberculosis. The seed has fallen into good ground." The article continues: "The lay journals gave plenty of space to accounts of the congress, but these journals—which give such ample hospitality to the flaunting advertisements of shameless irregulars—can they be relied on to propagate sound ideas in regard to the struggle against the redoubtable scourge?
COLLABORATION OF THE PRESS IN SCIENTIFIC CONGRESSES. JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1411. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510190047015
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