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October 30, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(18):926. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440440052021

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The International Lepra Conference at Berlin was auspiciously inaugurated October 11 with 150members, including forty-four delegates from twenty seven governments and scientific societies, Virchow presiding. Carrasquilla's report is awaited with interest as his serum is being tested in France, Italy, Japan, India, Mexico, etc. The Paris committee consisting of Fournier, Besnier, Roux and Hallopeau, reported to the Académie de Méd., September 28, that they find the serum ineffectual, and that C.'s announcements of improvement and cure were premature. The subsidence of the disease in a few cases after treatment can only be ascribed to the intermissions characteristic of the affection. Buzzi of Berlin, on the other hand, is most favorably impressed with the results in his one case, and the South American papers state that delegates sent to Bogota from Mexico and Costa Rica, reported in favor of the treatment on their return.

The Association of Medical Officers of the

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