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To the Editor:—
The fact that we find so few American physicians who are interested in the diseases of children, studying in the medical centers of Europe, makes it seem probable that the opportunities for work in Europe along the line of pediatrics are not fully understood in America. This fact, taken in connection with the effect produced on me by a very discouraging editorial in The Journal (July 25, 1908, li, 320), has made me think it possible that a few words from one who has recently been on the ground are not wholly uncalled for. I feel this the more strongly in view of the difficulties I myself experienced in my efforts to obtain information about European work in children's diseases before starting on my trip. The reason for this was twofold: the men who had recently come back had worked along lines other than my own, whereas
Richardson FH. Postgraduate Study of Pediatrics in Vienna. JAMA. 1910;55(15):1303–1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330150063024
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