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January 11, 1913

Esperanto and the Medical Profession

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Newton Center, Mass.

JAMA. 1913;60(2):146. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340020054024

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To the Editor:  —Twenty-five years ago Esperanto was introduced by a Polish oculist Dr. Zamenhof The propaganda since then has resulted in a world-wie knowledge of Esperanto, and physicians in many lands have been quick to grasp the advantage of unhampered correspondence or conference with their colleagues, unhindered by difference of national language.About five years ago an association known as "Tutmonda Esperantista Kuracista Asocio" (world-wide association of Esperantist physicians) was formed, and at each of the internatioal Esperanto congress there has bee a special session of this association. During the period of its existence it has published an official organ which, like all struggling medical publications, has had a checkered existence. At the last congress, held in Cracow during the past summer, after a most enthusiastic conference, the question of a permanent official organ was finally and satisfactorily settled. Two numbers of this journal, which is a sixteen-page publication,

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