March 25, 1920.
The Medical Press
The great difficulties with which all Belgian industries are struggling seriously impede national reconstruction. The mining and metallurgic industries have been able to overcome obstacles which seemed insurmountable, despite repeated strikes, which were on the whole of short duration, and these industries are now again beginning to assume their customary place in the business world. The shortage of manual labor and the repeated strikes have not assumed such proportions that they would have proved fatal to the prosperity of Belgium. Strictly speaking, there is no prosperity in Belgium, but after the cataclysm which burst over the whole nation, one can be deemed fortunate to witness the present renaissance under conditions which can be considered favorable. This hopeful outlook does not altogether apply in regard to the medical press. In those countries in which scientific publications are not published directly through liberal subsidies from an