Plenum of the All-Union Committee on the Study of Rheumatism and Diseases of the Joints at the Presidium of the Academy of Medical Sciences USSR - USSR -.
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Therapeutists, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and pathophysiologists took part in the work of the Plenum. Ministers of Health, S. V. Kurashov and N. A. Vinogradov, and the President of the Academy Med. Sci. A. N. Bakulev were present at its opening. Reports were submitted on the prevention and pathogenesis of rheumatism, as well as on organizational problems. The report on the prophylaxis of rheumatism was submitted by Active Member of the Acad. Med. Sci. USSR, Prof. A. I. Nesterov Moscow. Experience shows that the streptococcus plays the principal role in the development of rheumatism. Particularly stressed was the basic element in the prevention of rhewr.atisT - the enancement of the protective forces of the host organism.
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