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May 9, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(19):1641-1642. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720450083025

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To the Editor:  —A few months ago there appeared in the American press several articles stating that American physicians were no longer welcome in the Hungarian clinics and that the privilege of allowing Americans to enrol as postgraduate students had been withdrawn.Just at this time an editorial of mine on "Hungarian Surgery" appeared in one of our medical journals and since then I have received so many letters with regard to the matter that I should like to reiterate here that a genuine and sincere welcome awaits the American surgeons in the clinics of Budapest, and to deny the veracity of the remarks that so garbled the true state of affairs. American physicians are most cordially received as visitors and as postgraduate students. As to permitting the performing of operations by students and inexperienced surgeons, the Hungarian surgical profession must protect itself and its people, just as is done

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