Medical Aspects of Physical Culture


    AN International Congress of Medicine applied to Physical Education and Sport will be held at Chamonix on September 3 5 under the presidency of Prof. A. Carnot of Paris. It has been organised by Prof. A. Latarjet, of Lyons, president of the International Association of Sport Medicine, as the result of a Congress held at Turin in 1933. The Congress will consist of the following sections with their special presidents: Biology (Prof. H. Laugier), Medicine and Paediatrics (Dr. Jules Renault), Surgery and Orthopaedics (Prof. L. Rocher), Physical Education during and after the School Period (Prof. Chaillet-Bert), and Sport Medicine (Prof. Gregoire). The following questions will be discussed before the united sections: biometrical standardisation of sport, medical control of physical education and sport, and medical indications for treatment at high altitudes. The object of the Congress is to secure the co-operation of biologists, clinicians and sportsmen and to further the scientific and social development of physical education. Further details of the Congress will be published later. The general secretaries are Dr. Godlewski, 14 rue Theodule Ribot, Paris, and Prof. Cordier, 1 rue Childebert, Lyons. The regional secretary is Dr. Agnel, Chamonix.

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    Medical Aspects of Physical Culture. Nature 134, 96 (1934).

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