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March 27, 1897

NOTES ON MY TRIP TO ATTEND THE SECOND PAN-AMERICAN MEDICAL CONGRESS, IN MEXICO CITY, NOV. 16-19, 1896.

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(13):586-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440130012001b

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On Saturday evening November 7. we took the Fall River Line to New York and from there a train on the Pennsylvania road to Washington, where a change of coaches was made by the way of Atlanta for New Orleans, which we reached in the early part of the day. Leaving New Orleans by the evening train we passed through the famous Teche country, noted for its extensive fields of cotton and rice. Our course was then directed through the flat lands of Texas. After leaving Houston and San Antonio our grade grew more ascending. When we reached Spofford Junction we took the International Railroad for the Rio Grande and crossed by the way of Eagle Pass to Ciudad de Porfirio Diaz, on the Mexican border. The officers of the Mexican Custom House were exceedingly courteous and endeavored in every way to facilitate matters for our convenience. The grade at

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