June 15, 1912


JAMA. 1912;LVIII(24):1872-1873. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060221020

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Berlin, April 20, 1912.


To the Editor:  —The University of Strasburg under the German regime has taken a new lease on academic life and is surpassing in brilliancy its career as a French school. The German government is on its mettle to demonstrate that Prussian direction means no decadence for the old French university, and has consequently picked out many of the most brilliant minds of Germany to guide the destiny of this most recent offshoot of Teutonic learning. The medical department of the university has been built up with special care. Madelung holds the chair in surgery, Erich Meyer in internal medicine, Czerny in pediatrics, Wollenberg in neurology, Fehling in gynecology and obstetrics, Wolff in dermatology, Adrian in genito-urinary diseases, Hertel in the eye, Manasse in ear, nose and throat. Other well-known names are Bethe in physiology, Schmiedeberg in pharmacology, and Schwalbe and Weidenreich in

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