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December 17, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1877. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250047013

The unveiling of the statue of the late Professor Oilier in the city of Lyons last month1 is a matter of some significance, illustrating the well-known saying that science knows no national boundaries. Delegates from surgical societies from various parts of Europe were in attendance to do honor to the distinguished surgeon. It was throughout an international affair, for the statue itself had been paid for, as our readers know, by contributions from all parts of the world. Notable among the delegates was Professor Lassar from Berlin, who represented the German Surgical Association, that body wishing to offer its tribute through a personal representative and through one of its most eminent members. This is another proof that the strained relations which have existed between Germany and France since 1870, and which, unfortunately, had to some extent involved the feelings of eminent medical men, are now disappearing. Germany has less

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