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January 22, 1898

The Lepra Conference Again.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(4):225-227. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440560053008

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New York, Dec. 15, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Dr. Dyer, one of the editors of the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, has published on his return from Berlin, where he attended the Leprosy Conference, not only a very accurate (I have the Berlin Wochenschrift before me) report of the doings of the Conference, but also a very curious one. It has a quality, which I'll be bound, will not be encountered in any reports of the same events, now being published or hereafter to be given to the world by his European colleagues; it will be found even, or rather especially, outside of the profession intensely amusing. Would those Teutons, Latins, Scandinavians, Slavonians, have ever imagined that the novelty of their European festival, the great men assembled in the capital of Germany, the beer and the emperor could violently wake to ecstasy the living lyre of a Yankee (as

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