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May 31, 1976

Georges Clemenceau

Author Affiliations

St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York New York

JAMA. 1976;235(22):2389. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260480011005

To the Editor.—  Kyle and Shampo in their philatelic note on Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), physician and distinguished prime minister of France (235:327, 1976), comment on his presence in the United States during the late 1860s. "Some sources say that he was a war correspondent with General Grant's army in 1865, whereas others say he unsuccessfully practiced medicine in New York City." They add that he taught French at a girl's school in Stamford, Conn. The 1972 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica mentions his teaching in Stamford but not his residence in New York City. I can offer, as additional information for those interested in Clemenceau as a physician, the fact that for many years a commemorative plaque was affixed to the Loew's Sheridan Theatre building on Seventh Ave between 11th and 12th St in New York City. It noted that within the period of Clemenceau's stay in the United States,