August 6, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(6):187-189. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400050027011

German Congress of Surgeons—Volkmann's Clinic —Antiseptics in Compound Fracture; Dry Dressings —Candidates in Full Dress—Reform in Study and Teaching—Tuberculosis of Bones and Joints—Subcu taneous Osteotomy —Volkmann—Ohlshausen—Vesico-Vaginal Fistula—Geugmer.

My Dear Doctor Fenger:  —I visited Berlin for the special purpose of attending the meeting of the German Congress of Surgeons, which convened in that city April 13, and lasted for four days. You have undoubtedly read abstracts of the transactions in the medical journals, and I will make no attempt to give an account of the proceedings, but will limit myself to a few critical remarks. I have been a member of the Congress for a number of years and always waited anxiously for the annual volume of Transactions, but this was the first time I had had an opportunity of meeting its members face to face. A personal acquaintance always adds more interest to the literary productions of a writer or

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