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March 26, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(13):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390051020

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Transactions of International Bureau of Public Health  The Office international d'hygiène publique, which has its headquarters in Paris, 195 Bld. St. Germain, and which is presided over at present by Mr. Abt, has published a report of the transactions of its October session, which brought together the official delegates of all the governments represented in this international organization, which is distinct from the health section of the League of Nations at Geneva. The communication contains a report on the course of epidemics throughout the world. As regards the plague, differences in the appreciation of the value of antiplague vaccination are noted, some of the opinions being favorable and some unfavorable. In Italy, the authorities have ceased to impose this vaccination on persons engaged in the unloading of infected vessels and in their deratization. Preference is given to passive immunization by means of three injections of serum, administered at ten day