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March 25, 1905

The Other Side of the Lantern.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(12):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500390059020

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Sir Frederick Treves went around the world with his eyes open. He saw more than most men, and has written about what he saw in such a way that the reader sees it, almost. India, Burmah and Ceylon, China and Japan are the countries visited—at least, practically the whole of the book is taken up with these countries. The author came back through the United States, but all he has to say about this country is contained in a half dozen pages. There is a short description of the Yosemite Valley and of the Grand Canon of Arizona, and then there is a jump to Yarmouth, England. The book is written in a strictly popular style; there is scarcely a word to indicate that the writer is a surgeon, although he comments on the Japanese surgeon and on the Japanese Red Cross Society. Of the former he says: "The Japanese

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