The bulletin from the National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness calls attention to the widespread increase of blindness following all wars. One of the chief causes for the increase following the late war has been trachoma. The cause of this was recently discovered by Noguchi. There are still nineteen states and two territories in which adequate legislation or regulations for prophylactic treatment has not been made. During the last twenty years, there has been a steady drop in the incidence of blindness in this country.
INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN CHILD WELFARE INSTITUTE
The International American Child Welfare Institute was inaugurated during the past summer with headquarters at Montevideo. Its functions will comprise consultations of members and the distribution of current literature on child welfare; there are four major commissions, namely, organization and institutions; laws and regulations; statistics and results, and publications.
SPANISH CONGRESS OF