International Conference on Tuberculosis
The sixth conference of the Unione internazionale contro la tuberculosi was recently held in Rome under the chairmanship of Prof. Raffaele Paolucci. Thirty-nine countries were represented. Mussolini and the Duchess d'Aosta attended the opening session, which took place in Campidoglio. Professor Paolucci recounted what had been done in Italy in recent years to solve the tuberculosis problem, and stated that the law providing for compulsory insurance against tuberculosis, which had just gone into effect, would make 300,000,000 liras available each year, in addition to the already existing resources.
FILTRABLE ELEMENTS OF THE TUBERCULOUS VIRUS
The chief paper on the first main topic, "The filtrable elements of the tuberculous virus," was presented by Prof. Albert Calmette of Paris. It brought out that the first communication (Fontès, 1910) on the possible filtrability of the tuberculous virus was received with general skepticism. Vaudremer, in 1922, confirmed the observation that