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Berlin, Dec. 20, 1884.
Every practitioner here seems to be a thoroughly good pathologist, and it is quite common for a professor to prepare some elaborate microscopical slide while conversing with his pupils. Thus it was at Prof. Fraenkel's clinic the other day. He had reason to suspect some pulmonary trouble in a patient, and in a very few moments he had prepared an excellent slide of the bacillus tuberculosis. In the same way Prof. Senator gave a most interesting account of the pathological history of interstitial hepatitis, and its relation to heart trouble. Wolfe's public lectures every Monday afternoon, are full of practical points for the cultivation of bacilli, and their microscopical demonstration. Prof. Fritsch extends the courtesies of his laboratory to any physician interested in special work; he himself is engaged upon icthyological inquiries. Dr. Rabe Rückard in his course of normal histology, begins with the organs on
H. R. B.. BERLIN LETTER. JAMA. 1885;IV(5):136–137. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390800024009
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