Written from Florence
Translated from Italian into French
In reply to her letter of 3 Aug 1895 he can only confirm what he has already stated loudly. The existing measures do not please any party: those who share his ideas; those who favour the reglement Cavour; the publications of Prof Scarcuzio and those who think like him. But the real truth is that the great majority of doctors in Italy are indifferent to the whole question, and this indifference is so general that he has decided to give it up himself. And like him many will think twice before beginning a new battle.