International Congress on Rheumatism
At the second Congrès international de la ligue contre le rhumatisme, held at Liége under the chairmanship of the minister of hygiene, the attendance was 200 and 15 nations were represented. A single topic was on the program: "Disturbances of Cutaneous Circulation Associated with Chronic Rheumatismal Disorders." Mr. Foged and Professor Laignel-Lavastine discussed "Disturbances of Cutaneous Circulation in Acute Articular Rheumatism." Professor Bohumil Prusik dealt with "Cutaneous Circulation in Rheumatism." The international committee of the league decided to hold the next congress in Rome, in the forepart of 1932, and that the topic for discussion should be "The Early Symptoms of Rheumatism."
The Toxic Effects of Tobacco Smoke
Tournade and Malmejac presented recently to the Academy of Medicine of Belgium a communication on an experimental study on the toxic effects of inhaled tobacco smoke. The disorders presented by dogs, which are due essentially to excitation of