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September 5, 1903

Notes from Paris and Berck.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(10):615. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490290027011

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Paris, August, 1903.

To the Editor:  —Berck-sur-mer, a health resort on the Normandie coast, is best known outside of France through the work of Dr. L. Calot in the treatment of tuberculous and deformed children. On Dr. Calot's invitation the writer drove directly to his private hospital, a fine large building on the elevated drive facing the broad, sandy beach, where a fleet of some fifty dark fishing smacks was stranded. The hospital is managed by sisters of charity, and is very complete in all its appointments; the rooms are large, and most of them connect with balconies, where the patient can pass his time in the open air if unable to go to the beach. Most of the children, however, play on the beach; many who are unable to walk being carried out and placed on mattresses on carts. While much less use seems to be made of mechanical

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