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January 15, 1898

License in Germany; American and European Medical Colleges.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):162. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550050020

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Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I am again forced to reply to Dr. Becker of Toledo, and this time on a different subject. I must therefore apologize for using two headings for this communication.As far as the laws regulating the practice of medicine in Germany are concerned, I am done and shall waste no more time with them.But Dr. Becker accuses me of underrating the value of American medical colleges, particularly of Johns Hopkins or Harvard. Now any careful reader, familiar with the most rudimentary principles of English composition, will see that I never expressed my opinion, but that I was stating what legal value the diplomas of an American medical school has before the German licensing board in Germany.My opinion puts Johns Hopkins and Harvard even above the average German university. To me Osier is second to none, and Kelly far outshines, as

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