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The International Congress on Tuberculosis at Washington

    Naturevolume 79pages4850 (1908) | Download Citation



    EVEN in these days of crowded congresses the Inter-national Congress on Tuberculosis, held in the last week of September and the first week of October in Washington, must stand out as a most remarkable meeting, especially in point of numbers, and were it not that the work there attempted was largely “educational” in character, and that the arguments and appeals for better methods of combating tuberculosis were directed to a much wider circle than that gathered in Washington, the promoters might well feel that they had undertaken a task for which the return could not be commensurate with the energy they had to expend. There can be no doubt that the congress was far too large to allow of careful and dispassionate discussion of many of the points that were raised in the different sections, but equally there can be no doubt that the moral and educational effect of such a meeting as that held at Washington must be enormous, not only in the United States and Canada, but in every part of the civilised world.

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