Announcement of the 1949 International Congress on Rheumatic Diseases.
—A congress of La Ligue Internationale Contre le Rhumatisme, providing for meetings in New York, Philadelphia and Boston, was to have been held in the United States during 1940. This Congress was interrupted by the War. At that time a statement was distributed widely in the United States and also published in England, outlining the situation presenting and the extent to which preparations had advanced, and indicating a desire on the part of the United States to consummate the congress at the earliest opportunity after cessation of hostilities.It is now clear, since termination of the war, that efforts are being made in many of the countries of Europe toward resumption of progressive and large scale activities in the field of rheumatic diseases, notwithstanding the many existing handicaps. Increasing numbers of groups in the various countries of Europe and