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August 17, 1895

Letters to my Hospital Internes, Past and Present.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(7):292-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430330034013

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By Casey A. Wood, M.D., of Chicago.


Paris, July 14, 1895.

Gentlemen:  —Perhaps the most noticeable fact connected with the more prominent oculists of Paris is their foreign names and origin. We find several Germans, a Pole, a Greek, a Netherlander and even a Canadian graduate on such a list. Whatever else this may mean, it is at least evidence of the tolerant and cosmopolitan character of French surgery. Evidently, also, they have been asked by the French public, not where they were from, but what they knew about ophthalmology.Probably the best known ophthalmologist in Paris is De Wecker (public clinic 55 Rue Chercher Midi, 4 P.M. daily; operations at 5 P.M.), one of the fathers of ophthalmology and justly celebrated as author, teacher and operator. He has always a large following of students and patients and is very courteous to strangers. He showed me his new glass-and-nickel

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