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September 26, 1903

The Visiting Physician in Berlin.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(13):797-798. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490320037015

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It has been suggested that I give a little common sense advice which may help the medical man in Berlin to utilize to the best advantage the exceptional clinical material that is there placed at the disposal of every student. I have just returned from a year's residence at that university, and at former periods of my life I have been privileged to study four years in other European cities. This experience may not entitle me to speak by the card, but at all events it authorizes me, I trust, to express views based on actual knowledge of conditions—views which are not founded on the superficial observation of a casual visitor.

To plunge in medias res, let me advise every one first of all to learn the language. All German medical men of culture— and they are all cultured—speak and understand English and French, and

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