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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.
Barclay H. "FAS EST ET AB HOSTE DOCERI". JAMA. 1919;72(26):1932. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610260052021
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