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November 1936

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(5):859-861. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840230139012

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International Organization of the Campaign Against Trachoma. —The International Organization of the Campaign Against Trachoma was founded at the Thirteenth International Congress of Ophthalmology at Amsterdam in 1929. At the meeting in Geneva in 1930, which was attended by sixty-four delegates from thirty-two ophthalmologic societies, an executive committee for the organization was elected. The organization was founded for the following purposes:

  1. To help in the collaboration of the different organizations which combat trachoma.

  2. To work in concert with the International Organization of Public Health of the League of Nations.

  3. To institute inquiries into the geographic distribution, the gravity and the sequelae of the disease.

  4. To observe all measures relative to the activities to combat trachoma, to assist with these measures and to propagate a knowledge of them.

  5. To organize meetings to consolidate the scientific bases of the campaign against trachoma, to elucidate the problems of its

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