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July 21, 1917


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1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(3):228. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590300068027

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To the Editor:  —I have received a letter from Mr. P. George Du Carpe, 9, rue Saussier Leroy, Paris, at the instance of Dr. Joseph A. Blake in reference to the following matter:When the war is over, the doctors in Belgium and Northern France will wish to return to their offices, clinics, etc. When they do so they will find everything gone; no instruments, no means of examination of patients; in other words all office fixtures and clinical opportunities, save it may be here and there, will have disappeared.There has been established a committee for aiding the refugees of the liberal professions, doctors, and others (Comité d'appui des réfugiés des Professions libérales) to meet this serious want. The patrons include MM. A. Ribot, president of the council; Leon Bourgeois, minister of labor, and other prominent persons. One of the vice presidents is Dr. Mauclaire of the Faculty of

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