Professor C Pellizzari to 'Chere Madame' [presumably Josephine Butler]

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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.

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'Dr Pellizzari'

A short sketch of Dr Pellizzari written by Josephine Butler may be found in her article in the 'Dawn' of May 1894, entitled 'The Abolitionist cause in Italy. In Florence'

Among other things she says of him: '[As] may be styled a kind of Italian Dr Nevins. He is an able statistician, and very earnest in his conviction and in his efforts to show how distinctly the failure of State Regulation of Vice is proved in Italy by figures. He is Professor of 'Clinica' at the Instituto Maggiore at Florence.

See letters from Italy: 18 Nov, 12 Dec, 13 Dec, 15 Dec 31 Dec 1893; 9 Jan, 14 Jan 1894

Biog: Dr Pellizzari, Cavour