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September 8, 1917

"PATRIOTISM RAMPANT"

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(10):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590370078034

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To the Editor:  —Referring to Dr. Burr's letter in The Journal, Sept. 1, 1917, p. 751, it is true that Eucken declared that German Kultur was necessary to the spiritual preservation of mankind. But he did not say that the English language should be barred from Germany.The Germans are still reading English literature, and are very frequently presenting Shakesperian plays, even more often than we are. And even England itself has not barred the German language. In the "Prospectus of University Courses in the Manchester School of Technology," Manchester, England, session of 1917-1918, you will find that all courses, namely, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, municipal and sanitary engineering, and applied and textile industries, provide for the teaching of German. German textbooks are recommended for the use of the students, and no other foreign language is mentioned. Must we out-English the English?One other question. If we discard the German

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