School of Puericulture
Under the direction of a committee of physicians, a school of puericulture has been established at Brussels to give instruction in the hygienic care of young children. The school is planned more particularly for persons whose duties are concerned with the training of children, such as school teachers, supervisors of crèches, midwives, mothers with children, and young women. The courses cover a period of two years, at the conclusion of which final examinations are held. After the second year, during which short periods are spent in children's hospitals, crèches and consultation services on infant care, a diploma as a "maternal assistant," is given, which is indorsed by the government.
Before the Société belge de biologie, Drs. Van Boeckel and Geens presented recently a practical discussion of antityphoid vaccination. The number of injections necessary to produce good immunity must be established definitely before reliance is placed