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August 17, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(7):280-283. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430330022001h

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The wear and tear incident to a large hospital practice, the fatigue following the work during a long college session, and the unrest attending the demands of a progressive and exacting profession made it absolutely necessary for me, this year, to tear myself away from my sphere of activity and transplant myself to some foreign country to seek a much needed mental rest. I selected for this purpose Ireland, Norway and Sweden. It was my object to combine recreation with a study of the clinical advantages to be found in these countries. After an unusually smooth passage of less than seven days, on one of the palatial Cunard ocean greyhounds, I landed at Queenstown Saturday, July 13. At this time of the year, Ireland is at its best, the deep green of the lawns and meadows imparting to the landscape a most pleasing aspect. The stranger here has no difficulty

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