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June 28, 1919

"FAS EST ET AB HOSTE DOCERI"

JAMA. 1919;72(26):1932. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610260052021

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I note with pleasure Dr. Ross G. Loop's communication in The Journal, June 7, 1919. As a medical officer who served in France for twenty-one months and one who has seen first hand the wanton destruction of that country, I heartily concur in his sentiments. I wish that it were possible at least temporarily to revoke the privileges of our medical societies to many German physicians and surgeons. Their attitude of supercilious condescension has always been a most unpleasant note; and as Dr. Loop remarks, are we so dependent on them for our scientific pabulum? As I write this, a card has come to hand from a German physician practicing in Carlsbad, with whom I had a slight acquaintance, sending me his compliments and announcing the resumption of his practice. Surely such thick skinnedness and lack of all decent feeling is not prejudicial in their favor.

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