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August 16, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(7):256-257. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410330024006

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International Medical Congress.  — The Tenth International Medical Congress opened in Berlin, Aug. 4. Herr von Boetticher, Chief of the Imperial Home Office and representative of the Chancellor; Herr von Maltzahn, Imperial Treasurer; Dr. von Gossler, Prussian Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Instruction and Medicinal Affairs, and Herr Herrfurth, Prussian Minister of the Interior, represented the German Government at the opening ceremony. Prof. Virchow, President of the Congress, made the opening address. He expressed the Emperor's sympathy with the objects of the Congress, and said that Germany would devote herself to science and humane efforts.Two thousand five hundred German and 2,500 foreign doctors, including 500 physicians from America, were present. Herr v. Boetticher made an address welcoming the delegates on behalf of the German States, and Dr. von Gossler welcomed them on behalf of the Educational Department. An address welcoming the delegates to Berlin was made by the burgomaster of

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