June 20, 1896

The Second Pan-American Medical Congress.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770038011

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Chicago, June 5, 1896.

To the Editor:  —To the dignified letter in the May 30 number of the Journal, protesting against the unjust attack on the Mexican people and medical profession, allow me to add my own experiences in support of Dr. Cerna, in the hope that the medical profession in this country may not become prejudiced against our southern neighbors. It would be a pity if any word of hostility to the Mexicans should be the means of reducing the number of those who expect to attend the next Pan-American Medical Congress, because this will undoubtedly be the test meeting, and if it is poorly supported, interest will cease and our relationship with the rest of America will return to the apathy of former years.I have practiced medicine among the Mexicans on terms of greatest intimacy, meeting all classes and finding all degrees of education. I know that

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