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are evidently destined to bring to a full development the germs originated by the Spanish." With the great geographer he discussed the education and training needed to prepare his countrymen successfully to compete with an energetic, creative and progressive nation, for he recognized the justice of the criticism that his countrymen had dreamed away their best days.

 

Students

HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY and a duel-scarred German student.

(From Dr. Rizal's album.)

Dr. Virchow, probably the best known scientist of that time, was another new acquaintance, destined to become, a close friend, By him Rizal was introduced into the Berlin Ethnographical Society and ten years later when the society was mourning the loss of the member whose illegal execution by the Spanish they considered a murder it was Dr. Virchow who presided in the memorial services.

At Leipzig, the cheapest publishing place in the world, was printed the novel "Noli Me Tangere", a title giving in Latin the Tagalog idea of cancer - the untouchable disease. This social cancer of the Philippines was the union

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