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September 15, 1917


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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):933. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590380075031

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Robert Peter's letter in The Journal, Sept. 8, 1917, reminds me of Mark Twain's comment, in Appendix D to his "Tramp Abroad":"... for I once heard a gentle and lovely old German lady say to a sweet young American girl: 'The two languages are so alike— how pleasant it is; we say "Ach! Gott!" you say "Goddam!"'"

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