December 17, 1887


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Med. Director U. S. N.

JAMA. 1887;IX(25):798-799. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400240030008

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Dear Sir:  —The editor of the Medical Record in the issue of the 19th instant, quoting the declarations of the editor of the Journal de Medicine de Paris, under date of September 25, that "through the influence of Professor A. Martin, Berlin was selected as the place of meeting for the next Congress," and that "the American physicians have bent under the 'Prussian yoke,'" says: "We take this occasion to inform our much-ruffled Gallic contemporary that American physicians have neither seen nor even heard mentioned that 'Prussian yoke,' which has so successfully upset his usually calm temperament and generally benign disposition." As the American member of the Committee of the Ninth International Congress, which was appointed to select the place of meeting for the Tenth Congress, to be held in 1890, I may be permitted to supplement the following:1. The United States were represented on that Committee, as was

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