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March 20, 1886

LETTER FROM NAPLES.

JAMA. 1886;VI(12):332-333. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030080008

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Abstract

The Hospitals and Clinics of Naples—The Medical Students—The Cost of Medical Education—Operations in the Hospitals—Systems of Medicine—Developmentof Blood Crystals—The Cholera Bacillus—Neapolitan Medical Men.

Medically and surgically Naples is in many respects very interesting to a physician. She has hospital capacity for from 3500 to 4000 patients divided into 14 different hospitals, besides the greatest abundance and variety of clinics supplied from a population of city and suburban villas of near 800,000 souls. Her hospitals are not to be commended for beauty of architecture nor for convenience and well-ordered appointments internally, but for room I have seen nothing in America or Europe equal to them. There are medical students here from all parts of the world, many of them being able to speak several languages. This is really by position, one of the best centres in the world, and should command a very high position in point of education as well as

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