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March 21, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(12):910-911. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660380046022

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Havana Medical Institutions  At the recent Cuban Medical Congress, the National Academy of Medicine of Madrid sent as delegates two of its members, Dr. Codina-Castelvi, physician in the Madrid General Hospital, and director of the Valdelatas Sanatorium, and Dr. Mollá, professor of surgery in the Madrid Medical School. On his return, Professor Mollá gave a lecture on conditions at Havana. Cuban medical science is influenced by its vicinity to the United States and its spiritual connection with France. Until a short time ago, the French gained by the feeling against Spain which the war of independence left behind, and Spain was not included in the itinerary of physicians coming to Europe. A change is already apparent, and Cubans are becoming acquainted with our medical achievements. At present, the textbooks used in the Havana Medical School are the same as those in use in Madrid.The enrolment in the Havana Medical

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