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September 17, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):627-628. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450120001001

ON THE PREDOMINANCE OF GERMAN INFLUENCE IN MODERN MEDICINE AND SURGERY.  Address of the Chairman of the Section on Ophthalmology at the Forty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Denver, Colo., June 7-10, 1898.BY H. GIFFORD, M.D.OMAHA.That the Germans do take a disproportionately large part in the furtherance of medical science will not, I think, be questioned by those who have attempted to look up any medical subject thoroughly. In one ophthalmologic monograph, by an American, which I happen to have at hand, there are quoted sixty-five papers by Germans (including Austro-Germans) as against forty-two from other nations, while in another, also by an American, but more strictly concerned in original research, of twenty-two authors quoted, twenty are Germans. I do not mean to say that such figures give a fair idea of the actual share in medical progress taken by non-German nations, for a