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June 21, 1913

Medical America Seen with Foreign Eyes

Author Affiliations

Hamburg, Germany.

JAMA. 1913;60(25):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340250043028

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To the Editor:  —Under this title an editorial was published in The Journal, Jan. 25, 1913, p. 286, in answer to my article in the Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, Nov. 5, 1912, p. 2463.You evidently feel hurt in your quality of American by several of my critical remarks about some American organizations, and pour the vials of your wrath on the stranger, whose article is not supposed to have its origin from a "prominent German physician," but a "Cook's tourist."I frankly admit that from a three weeks' trip through the centers of the United Stats body can give an exhaustive description of the medical conditions of the country. I therefore gave my article the title of "Traveling Impressions" and expressly declared that I did not want to give a detailed report, but only momentary sketches. Besides, I openly acknowledged that the Americans surpass us in some instances also in medical

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