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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 8, 2003


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(14):1930. doi:10.1001/jama.290.14.1930-a

If one looks about him in the scientific world for the most striking characteristic of our times, he will find it, perhaps, in the systematic organization of investigative work. There has never before been a time when original research has been so carefully planned or so consciously directed as now. The world is tremendously impressed with the results of science attained during the last two centuries, but it would not be surprising, with the immense system of inquiry now in vogue, if during the twentieth century discoveries were made which would exceed in number and eclipse in grandeur those of all the centuries which have preceded.

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