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July 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(4):318-319. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740560044018

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International Congress on Asthma  The program of the general congress of medicine has become so vast that congresses covering a narrower range of subjects, or which deal with the profound consideration of a single question, are becoming more numerous. In France, the mineral spring resorts, owing to their numerous hotels, are particularly suitable for the holding of this type of congress, especially if the disease under discussion is one of the diseases that the resort essays to cure. For example, there has been a congress of biliary lithiasis at Vichy, another at Vittel, and a congress on asthma at Mont Dore, which is known as a center for that disease. Prof. Fernand Bezançon presided at the congress. There were thirty-one communications—French and foreign. Mr. Bezançon opened the session with a masterful presentation of the medical theories pertaining to asthma. He reached the conclusion that one must assume an eclectic attitude