The Brussels Medical Convention
Mention has already been made of the Brussels medical convention, or Journées Médicales, for 1926. Some important addresses and papers were presented, of which a résumé follows:
THE PERIODIC HEALTH EXAMINATION
Dr. Govaerts pointed out that a periodic health examination is an individual health measure. He has prepared for the periodic health examination an individual record card, which gives first the civil status of the patient to be examined; then labor conditions, individual resources, home conditions, and the general hygienic conditions surrounding the subject. After a questionnaire on all symptoms, the card provides for a detailed account of hereditary and personal antecedents; measurements; the result of blood analyses, urinalysis and stool analysis, and ends with the physical examination.
De Martel, surgeon of Paris, discussing nerve surgery, gave an exposition of decompressive trephination, radical operations on certain brain tumors (benign tumors), retrogasserian neurotomy of tumors