Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16, 1899.
To the Editor:
—It seems strange that in this day when the efficiency of medical study and medical practice is accomplished chiefly by specialization, the University of Paris should not long since have established a chair of clinic gynecology. It would seem, however, from recent proceedings of the municipal council of Paris (Le Progrès Médicale) that this long delayed step is at last an accomplished fact. An address to that august and conservative body by M. André Lèfevre, recounted the fact that such a chair exists in the faculties at Besançon, Bordeaux, Dijon, Grenoble, Montpelier, Nancy, Nantes, Poitiers, Rennes, Limoges and Rouen; yet at the great metropolis this department is not organized. M. Lèfevre reviewed at length the development and present status of the chair in Germany and wound up by saying that they teach clinic gynecology, "not only in all the universities of Europe