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September 3, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(10):316-318. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400090028008

Tuberculosis of Cranium—Prolapse of Uterus— Sonderegger—Ambühl—Zurich — Krönlein — Swiss Universities—Resection of Chest Wall and Lung— Osteo-myelitis of Fractured Bones—Infectious Strumitis—Struma Operations—Carcinomatous Stricture of Colon—Klebs—Rohrer.

After visiting Lindau, Bregenz and Rorschach, I arrived in St. Gall May 4. This ancient city is the capital of the Canton of the same name, and although it has only a population of 30,000, it has two excellent hospitals, the Kantonspital and the Buergerspital; the latter, however, is only intended for convalescents, incurables, and serves at the same time as a poor-house. Each of the hospitals contains about 100 beds. Dr. Hilly, a physician of excellent local reputation, has charge of the medical wards, Dr. Feurer of the surgical, and Dr. Kuhn of the gynecological. Both Dr. Feurer and Dr. Kuhn are young, energetic men and excellent operators, and besides their onerous duties in the hospital do a large and lucrative private practice. I