Increased Interest in Colonial Studies
Before the chamber of deputies, during the discussion of the colonial budget, Professor Castellino, medical clinician of Naples, pointed out that, in all the countries of Europe, new scientific institutes specializing in colonial studies are being established. Italy, too, has an institute of that type, but it is not displaying at present a high degree of activity, chiefly because it has not the necessary funds to establish research fellowships for young investigators. Professor Castellino proposes the creation of a special università coloniale, which would deal with all subjects pertaining to the colonies, with special emphasis on medical studies and colonial hygiene. These studies, according to the speaker, should be developed also in some one of the existing faculties of medicine, the instruction being entrusted to professors of the pathology of tropical diseases.
Discussion of State Hygienicosanitary Services Before the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies