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April 25, 1966

Monument in Geneva Of Michael Servetus

JAMA. 1966;196(4):373. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100170115052

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  You write about the life and death of Michael Servetus in your issue of Dec 13, 1965. Servetus was burnt at the stake at Champel near Geneva on Oct 27, 1553, more than 400 years ago.The citizens of Geneva afterwards acknowledged their error in taking the life of this great Reformation figure, and his memory is preserved by them by an old stone monument which still stands in their city.During a recent visit, I saw the monument, and I was saddened to see that it was rather neglected— with a profuse growth of ramblers and rough saplings obscuring one side of the stone. Still, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to his memorial in Geneva.

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