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February 1930

SOME RECENT ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN SYPHILOLOGIC RESEARCH: A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(2):208-214. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440080048008
Abstract

Under the aegis of the Health Committee of the League of Nations a series of public health activities of great importance to modern syphilology has been in process of development since 1921. In that year a plan for the conduct of comparative studies of modern serodiagnostic tests for syphilis was adopted, and in 1922 the first reports, covering the work carried out in eight European State Laboratories, were made at a conference in Paris. In 1923, the work was continued by these laboratories, but the results could not apparently be brought into any convincing form of agreement so long as the individual laboratories examined their own material. Accordingly, the Danish Serum Institute undertook to supply all the material for testing by the various laboratories interested in the work, including those of Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt-am-Main, Heidelberg, Copenhagen, London, Oxford and Vienna. Even this attempt to secure an adequate comparison of a

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