Medicine: Not So Long Ago

Manhattan doctors have seldom had a more instructive account of modern progress in surgery than they got recently in the frank, gay, gossipy reminiscences of one famed surgeon. They got it from dapper, renowned little Dr. John Frederic Erdmann, 78 (who still operates and teaches), who just for fun of it got up at Post-Graduate Hospital and told them about surgery as he has known it.

In Bellevue Hospital's Surgical Clinic in 1884, Dr. Erdmann as a medical student saw "Dr. Alexander Mott, dressed in his Prince Albert coat, the sleeves of the coat...

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