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May 1, 1909


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JAMA. 1909;LII(18):1400-1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420440028002

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The words, St. Moritz in the Engadine, had been ringing in my ears ever since, as a young physician, I first read them in the Medical Times and Gazette, that excellent journal then published by the Churchills, but long since discontinued, while Ragatz and the equally cacophonious Pfäffers have been staring at me from the pages of text-books for so many years that I determined my next holiday should make me more familiar with this district. Landing at Antwerp, I could not resist the temptation to spend a day in beautiful Brussels, to peep again into Cologne Cathedral and repeat the Rhine trip, but by August 5 I was in Ragatz, whose waters have long had a reputation for the cure of a long list of maladies, including chronic rheumatism and gout, joint affections of traumatic origin, nervous diseases, including neurasthenia and neuritis, especially sciatic neuritis, diseases of the brain

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