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August 29, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(9):487-490. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430870035001o

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To have seen Paris is to have seen the world; few are the tourists, however, that ever see Paris. A room in a hotel near the Opera and a few buildings viewed from an open barouche is not Paris. Once I met a traveler who had sauntered about the "city of delights" some three long months, and yet had not observed that the Notre Dame cathedral was upon an island. Except Rome, probably no city in the world has been so much written about or has played so picturesque a rôle in history as Paris. It is so full of novel attractions, historical relics and romantic reminiscences, so adorned with all the beauties of art and architecture, so enriched with the most modern scientific and sanitary improvements, so systematized in government and municipal management, that an American physician might well be excused for forgetting that medical Paris is equally as

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