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August 27, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(9):281-284. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400080025011

The University—Over-crowding in the Profession —Doctors and Rich Wives—Nussbaum; his Work-Extirpation of Struma — Ovariotomy — Winckel— Perineo-Plasty—Angerer—Excision of Knee for Tubercular Osteo-Myelitis—Heidelmeyer.

Dear Dr. Fenger:  —When I arrived in Munich I felt at home, as I attended lectures here during the year 1878. I remained for a whole week, and during this time saw many interesting cases with my former teacher of surgery, Professor Nussbaum, and Professors Winckel and Angerer. The Allgemeine Krankenhaus has undergone no change for the better since I attended before. The University in this city now numbers 1100 medical students. Considering the number of universities in Germany and the large number of students in attendance almost everywhere, it becomes a serious question what is to become of these young men after their graduation. The country is now more than supplied with physicians, and if the increase continues for a number of years in the same