The items in these letters are contributed by regular correspondents in the various foreign countries.
The stamps depicted in the department heading, which commemorate physicians identified with early medical history, are (from left to right): Aesculapius; Avicenna; Vesalius; Farabi; and, Hippocrates. These stamps are from the collection of John A. Mirt, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill.
AFRICA. JAMA. 1961;177(12):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.73040380033013