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The International Scientific Language.

The International Scientific Language. Chicago, Dec. 23, 1895. To the Editor: —I was very much pleased with your article in the last number of the Journal on "The International Scientific Language," and I think that in the main I agree with you. But I feel sure that you did not lay sufficient stress upon the unfortunate fact that the ability to speak French is quite a different thing from the translating knowledge. The former is rarely acquired after a certain age and almost never outside of a French school or a French-speaking locality. For instance, the only French that I heard spoken by Americans at the Pan-American Medical Congress—with one or two notable exceptions—was of that variety which Chaucer designated as of " Stratford-atte-Bow," and it was excessively painful to listen to. When the time comes that a man will commence to prepare himself for the study and practice of medicine at 12 years of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The International Scientific Language.

JAMA , Volume XXVI (1) – Jan 4, 1896

The International Scientific Language.

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Chicago, Dec. 23, 1895.

To the Editor:
—I was very much pleased with your article in the last number of the Journal on "The International Scientific Language," and I think that in the main I agree with you. But I feel sure that you did not lay sufficient stress upon the unfortunate fact that the ability to speak French is quite a different thing from the translating knowledge. The former is rarely acquired after a certain age and almost...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1896 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1896.02430530059011
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Abstract

Chicago, Dec. 23, 1895. To the Editor: —I was very much pleased with your article in the last number of the Journal on "The International Scientific Language," and I think that in the main I agree with you. But I feel sure that you did not lay sufficient stress upon the unfortunate fact that the ability to speak French is quite a different thing from the translating knowledge. The former is rarely acquired after a certain age and almost never outside of a French school or a French-speaking locality. For instance, the only French that I heard spoken by Americans at the Pan-American Medical Congress—with one or two notable exceptions—was of that variety which Chaucer designated as of " Stratford-atte-Bow," and it was excessively painful to listen to. When the time comes that a man will commence to prepare himself for the study and practice of medicine at 12 years of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 4, 1896

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