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August 4, 1951


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Charlottesville, Va

JAMA. 1951;146(14):1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140066024

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To the Editor:  —It has been my privilege recently to visit several of the leading medical institutions in Mexico City. The outstanding educational opportunities that are now available in some of these Mexican hospitals should be better known by American physicians.Among the institutions that are doing excellent research and clinical practice are the Hospital Infantil, the Hospital Nacional de Cardiologia, and the Hospital de Enfermadades de la Nutricion. All of them are affiliated with the national university (Universidad Nacional de Mexico) and offer postgraduate courses of lectures and conferences as well as internships and residencies. Their staffs are distinguished and their directors— Dr. Federico Gomez, Dr. Ignacio Chavez, and Dr. Salvador Zubiran—are internationally known.In addition to the investigative work conducted at these hospitals, a wide variety of diseases are cared for and all these institutions provide certain clinical advantages. For example, at the Hospital de Enfermadades de la

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