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August 18, 1894

AS IT STRIKES THEM IN FRANCE.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(7):283. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421120033012

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Abstract

M. Marcel Baudouin, of Le Progrés Médical also makes merry over the fact commented upon in the Journal of June 30, under the heading, "Is This a Sanitary Utopia?" In a recent number of his lively journal he says it becomes his duty "to record a sufficiently extraordinary fact; one that is, most assuredly, not on the point of being at once reproduced in France"—that is, the establishment of systematic courses of instruction in sanitary science for the members of the German Legislature. M. Baudouin says:

"In Paris we have, it is true, a course on social hygiene at the Hôtel de Ville; but Professor A. J. Martin would astonish us mightily were he to write us that his habitual audience included the majority of the Municipal Council! Can you fancy seeing Professor Proust holding forth at the Palais-Bourbon? When he is obliged to speak there as a Commissary of

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