Medicine: The Return to Vienna

It was nighttime when Dr. John Appleby, 61, a veteran surgeon of Bellevue, Ohio, stepped off the Orient Express in Vienna. There was no one to meet him because nobody expected him; he was simply another American doctor beating a path to Vienna to learn something of what can again be learned in the onetime capital of European medical science. Dr. Appleby took a cab to the newly opened clubrooms of the American Medical Society of Vienna. Next morning, after a minimum of red tape, he stood at the side of one of Vienna's...

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