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December 5, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1417. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490420039012

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We have on more than one occasion called attention to the persistency with which foreign investigators and writers ignore American work. The Germans have been and are, we think, the greatest offenders in this respect, and some of the most decided protests against such omissions have been made by the German-American physicians in this country. American work has been rediscovered repeatedly by Germans, and with the common reverence for the "made-in-Germany" mark, the credit has been attributed to Germans by the mass of the medical profession of the world, sometimes even after a thorough exposure of the real facts. It is a little refreshing, therefore, to read a foreign showing up of this same German ignorance of American literature. Such a satisfaction can be derived from the recent leading article in the Semaine Medicale (November 11), which points out that the spondylitis typhosa of Quincke, which is accepted by the

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