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Beck's "Side Lights on America" is a reprint of articles which were written for the edification and entertainment of the readers of various German medical journals. They are bright and clever sketches in lighter vein of the sessions of the American Medical Association and of the different congresses in this country and various American institutions and happenings. He waves aloft the banner of loyalty to his fatherland through all his remarks, and never misses an opportunity to expatiate on the influence of German science and instruction on the development of American medicine. The book can be heartily recommended to all physicians who wish to perfect themselves in the most modern "student" German while seeing the profession in America and our institutions "as ithers see us," and especially "ithers" with a stronge sense of humor. His genuine admiration and appreciation of America is gratifying to one's patriotism. These nineteen articles by
Amerikanische Streiflichter von Carl Beck. JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1675. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510220061026
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