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New York, Feb. 16, 1897.
To the Editor:
—In a correspondence with Dr. Goldschmidt, December, 1895, a plan was devised by the writer for the formation of an International World's Committee, composed of delegates of all governments. This plan was submitted to Dr. Hansen, who approved of it, and submitted it to the Norwegian government through his chief, Dr. Holmboe. The answer came back that before Norway issued the invitation, it was necessary to obtain a general opinion of the leading leprologists. Dr. Hansen said that his government would probably ask a credit of parliament for the expenses of the Congress.The Provisional Committee was formed of Goldschmidt, Hansen and Ashmead. The plan was explained to the public in medical newspapers, and was brought to the attention of the leprologists through private correspondence. It seemed to be generally approved. It remained to determine the seat of the Congress. Here there
Ashmead AS. The Object of the Berlin Leprosy Conference. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):425–426. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090043009
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