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September 8, 1917


Author Affiliations

Flint, Mich. Member Michigan State Board of Registration in Medicine.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(10):842-843. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590370078036

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To the Editor:  —If it was the intention to discredit or make ridiculous the subject matter of my letter in The Journal, September 1, by reprinting the caption "Patriotism Rampant," the object might have been better attained by following the lead of your lay contemporary, the Detroit Abend Post in employing "Hysterische Patriotismus."I submit that it is necessary to put a crimp in the sort of propaganda detailed in my letter to the Detroit Saturday Night, which I enclose, and if any better method is known to this end than minimizing the importance of study in this country of a very much overestimated foreign language, it is somebody's duty to suggest it. The Teutonic plan of sneering at anything which bears the remotest resemblance to American patriotism is becoming more and more unpopular, and what is denominated in German printed papers in this country the "nativist" press, whether lay

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