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September 23, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(13):468-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420650034013

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AT BOSTON.  [From the Boston Herald.]The South Americans and all the other foreigners among the delegates of the Pan-American medical congress, recently held in Washington, who arrived in Boston Sept. 12, had a gay time in their own way as the guests of Boston physicians.There are about sixty of the visiting physicians, and a good many of them are accompanied by their wives and families.Yesterday morning they visited the Massachusetts General Hospital, where they were carried from the Brunswick in three or four big transfer coaches.The Pan-Americans looked like foreigners. Most of them seemed not to understand more than the most commonly used English words and phrases, and Dr. A. Bustillo and Dr. Julis Selva of the Harvard medical school, acted as official interpreters.The visitors went through the Massachusetts General Hospital under the escort of Supt. Pratt. Dr. Pratt, in describing rooms or instruments or

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