The first International Congress of Pediatrics was held in Paris in 1912. At that meeting it was voted to hold the second meeting at Brussels in the summer of 1914. For obvious reasons, this design was not carried out.
Through the patient and continued efforts of Prof. I. Jundell of Stockholm and due almost entirely to his diplomacy, it was possible to have the congress continued, this time to be held in Stockholm. So, after a lapse of eighteen years, the pediatricians of the world gathered in the Swedish capital, to experience an association and contact which most of them had never had before.
The meeting of the delegates took place at noon, August 18, in the rooms of the Swedish Medical Society. Before going to this meeting, most of the members who had registered for the Congress had visited the business office in the Concert Hall where