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October 13, 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(15):1217-1218. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210150049026

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THE HOSPITALS OF PRETORIA AND CAPE TOWN.  The road from Cape Town to Vynberg, over which the tramway passes, is lined on both sides with veteran oak trees, which the Dutch imported and planted more than a century ago. They are not the tall smooth-stemmed proud oaks of our forests but low, knotty, many-branched trees, which have managed to live and to attain extreme old age, on this to them foreign soil, but would look strange and unfamiliar to their kin in their native land. On this road, 15 minutes from Rondebosch station, is the famous "Groot Schuur," (Great Barn), one of the many African residences of the late Cecil Rhodes. The palatial house built in Dutch style is in the midst of a magnificent flower garden in an open place surrounded by a dense forest of indigenous and planted trees. The location is an admirable one for a restful

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