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March 23, 1912

Handbook to Medical Europe.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030284034

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The object of this handbook is, in the author's words, "to give a concise, comprehensive outline of the medical work of Europe, as a guide to English-speaking physicians who go abroad for post-graduate work and as a book of reference for all who are interested in medical work in other lands." Since the author regards Germany as "the most attractive country in the world for medical men," he has devoted over a third of the book (ninety pages) to the various medical centers of Germany. His sixteen years' residence in that country has enabled him to give a full and interesting account, for Berlin especially, not only of university courses, but also of various institutions of medical interest, such as the state institute for the examination of foodstuffs, the open-air schools, the convalescent camps and works of public sanitation. To the prospective visitor to Germany at least, the book would

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