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Henry L. Barnett, M.D.; Otta A. Bessey, Ph.D.; Genevieve Stearns, Ph.D.; Samuel Z. Levine, M.D.
JAMA. 1951;145(6):427-428. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240063027.
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To the Editor:—  Two international seminars on the general subject of infant metabolism were held in Leyden, The Netherlands (October 15-30), and in Stockholm, Sweden (Nov. 1-15, 1950), under the auspices of the Exchange of Scientific Information of the World Health Organization of the United Nations and at the invitation of the countries mentioned. Delegates from five neighboring countries (Belgium and France, and Denmark, Finland and Norway) together with an American group and one Australian (a staff member of the World Health Organization) were invited to these seminars. Participants in the seminars came, therefore, from nine countries and represented 21 universities.The project was the first of its kind to be undertaken by the World Health Organization. Its purpose was to effect an exchange of information on a research level between countries where medical investigation is highly developed, and it serves to supplement currently existing programs in health care in


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