Medicine: Meeting in Algiers

An Allied Medical Conference was held last week in the semicircular lecture hall of the University of Algiers. French doctors played host. About 100 British and U.S. doctors and a few Russians attended. There was real, prewar Gallic bonhomie provided by French doctors from Algiers (e.g., Professor Edmond Benhamou of the University) and Tunis (e.g., Paul Durand, director of the Pasteur Institute), assisted by a U.S. military band and cocktail parties. Points from some of the papers:

DDT. The U.S. Army proved at Naples that its new DDT (real name censored) delousing powder is the best typhus-preventive yet discovered, better than...

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