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August 26, 1899

Hamburg from the Medical Side.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(9):529-531. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450610031002

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Hamburg, Aug. 15, 1899.

To the Editor:  —Few Americans stop in Hamburg to study medicine. They rush off to Berlin or Vienna and then have the rare chance of finally finding what they want, or they work around until they are tired out or come across a real teacher. As for myself, with the advice of experienced friends, Hamburg was my first stopping place, and here I stayed for two weeks and never missed a day when I did not have a most valuable surgical clinic of from two to six hours.Hamburg, without its suburbs, is the second city in Germany. From a clinical standpoint it is of the greatest importance and interest because it has the cosmopolitan population of a great commercial city doing a business with other cities in every part of the world, and its hospitals therefore contain examples of disease from every zone.It is

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