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October 24, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVII(17):920-921. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430950042008

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Chicago, Oct. 19. 1896.

To the Editor:  —On page 879 of The Journal is a clipping which presents the life and character of Paracelsus in some what too roseate a hue. When I was at Salzburg in 1889, admiring the quaint picturesqueness of the town, reviving memories of Mozart and wondering at the modern troglodytes residing in furnished apartments cut cave-like out of the solid rock in the hillside, I naturally, as a physician, hunted up the relics of Paracelsus. The monument and chapel described in the clipping are easily discovered. Of much more interest to me, however, was the home of this curious character. At one end of the Salzach bridge and within hailing distance of the home of Mozart, stands upon a projecting corner, facing a kind of little square, a plain, flat, unornamental four-storied house, with a large portrait and explanatory plate in regard to Paracelsus on

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