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March 26, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(13):1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950300082023

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To the Editor:—  A number of medical historians in the United States and in Germany have made the suggestion that I might seek the help of The Journal in connection with an historical problem concerning American medicine that I am investigating. As Fulbright Professor in Germany this year, I have been investigating the impact of German upon American medicine in the important years from 1870 to 1914. I am especially interested in the activities of American doctors and medical students in Germanspeaking countries during this period, i. e., where they studied, in what numbers, for how long, with what professors, what they thought of German university and scientific life, what their German professors and fellow students thought of them, and finally what influence these returning doctors had upon the development of American medicine. Since information of this nature is so very difficult to come by, it has been suggested that

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