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November 23, 1907

TRAVEL NOTES FROM SOUTH AMERICA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(21):1768-1771. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320210040002

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Abstract

VIII. MEDICAL SANTIAGO DE CHILE.  My itinerary limited my time in Santiago to five days, and it was fortunate, therefore, that I met Dr. Eduardo Moore, the day after my arrival in the city. I am deeply indebted to him for his kindness and many courtesies, which enabled me to see and learn so much of Santiago's medical men and institutions in such a short time.Santiago has about 400 practicing physicians, with few exceptions Chilean born, but many of them, after graduation from the Medical Department of the University of Santiago, have taken postgraduate courses in Europe, especially in Paris, Berlin and Vienna. As the city has less than 400,000 inhabitants, and more than half of these never expect to pay for medical services, it is not difficult to understand that the average practitioner is not overworked, and that his average annual income is very modest. As in all

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