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April 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(17):1490-1491. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730430066023

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The Achievements of a Century  In commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the independence of Belgium, the Scalpel, one of the oldest medical journals in existence, having been established nearly eighty-five years ago, has published a special number, in which the most eminent medical authorities of Belgium sum up the accomplishments of the last century. The anatomic, physiologic, medical, surgical, obstetric, psychiatric, neurologic, ophthalmologic, otorhinolaryngologic, dermatologic and syphilologic sciences are passed in review. Likewise are presented the researches of the laboratories of pharmacodynamics of the Belgian universities and the results of the radiologic and curietherapeutic applications in Belgium from 1896 to 1930. Drs. Delattre, Langelez, Renaux and Timbal review the results obtained in the field of public hygiene from 1830 to 1930. The authors show that, while the development of our public hygiene, so closely associated with and dependent on the evolution of the medical sciences, may appear to