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July 15, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(3):228-229. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640030054021

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Medical Treaty Between France and Italy  On account of their proximity to Italy, the cities of Lyons, Nice and Marseilles admit many Italian patients to their hospitals, and for a similar reason the hospitals of Bordeaux are crowded with Spanish patients. The great number of Spanish women entering the obstetric clinics had already excited curiosity before the war, and an inquiry revealed that many of these women left their country during the last months of pregnancy to be delivered in France, especially in Bordeaux. The Italian colony of Marseilles comprises more than 100,000, and 52 per cent, of the total number of patients treated in its hospitals are of that nationality. This is a heavy financial burden on the city. Thus, a Franco-Italian treaty has been ratified to settle the question. According to the terms of the treaty, the citizens of the two nations who, on account of pregnancy or

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