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October 6, 1906


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery in the University of Chicago; Professor and Head of the Surgical Department, Rush Medical College. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1098-1099. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210140032005

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THE HOSPITALS OF PRETORIA AND CAPE TOWN.  Pretoria, the former proud capital of the republic of South Africa, is only two hours distant from Johannesburg by rail. There is nothing to be seen here which would remind one of the terrible struggle which the brave Boers made in defending their rights and in maintaining their independence. Their leader, the late President Kruger, sleeps now in the little cemetery, surrounded by members of his family, who preceded him in death, and blue violets are blooming on his grave, symbolic of the purity of his private and public life. The city remains the same as before the war, but the magnificent public buildings, built and paid for by the Boers, are now in possession of the new administration. The Boers, a law-abiding people, have accepted their defeat in humility. Their worldy losses will be repaired in course of time, but the wounds

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