International Congresses

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    WHEN is a congress international? Still more, when is it ‘truly international’, as well as international in name? At first sight the question is one of nomenclature; but it covers one of principle, and of discrepant practices. It has also been brought momentarily into prominence in a special case by a presidential address which, though nominally addressed to one of our ‘learned societies’, was in a sense encyclical.1

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