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October 9, 1948


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JAMA. 1948;138(6):449. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900060053022

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To the Editor:—  During the month of July of this year I had the opportunity of visiting most of the important hospitals and medical institutions in Santiago de Chile. It was possible during this time to analyze the organization of their medical services. I was greatly impressed with the very high plane of teaching of medicine in the University of Chile.Internal medicine is taught on four major services, each headed by a professor of medicine. Two of these services are in the Hospital del Salvador. I particularly wish to comment on the high character of medical teaching on the services of Drs. Hernan Allesandri and Armas Cruz of that hospital because I had the opportunity of observing the work on these two services closely. I have no reason to feel that the medical services of Dr. Garreton at the Hospital San Borja and of Dr. Prado Tagle at the

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