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October 28, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(18):1112-1113. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450700056020

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To the Editor:  If I were obliged to spend the rest of my days away from America—an impossible supposition—no place would seem to me so attractive and homelike as Paris. London is mighty and magnificent; Berlin, heavy and handsome; but for American lungs give me the atmosphere of a republic.It is impossible not to feel at home in this thrifty, noisy, enthusiastic home of Independence, especially for a Chicagoan. The city is not unlike our city in many ways, and the people are not unlike our people, speaking quite personally and within the circle of my own profession.I can not say too much in favor of the Frenchman as a physician. This visit to Paris, more than any previous one, has brought me into intimate contact with many of the fraternity. Although this is a time when most of the busiest men are taking their annual rest, I

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