It is a great privilege for all your guests to be allowed to join with you today in this celebration, and to congratulate you upon the achievement of such notable enterprises within your university and medical school.
Today you praise famous men and the fathers that begat you. Today you give thanks for the generosity of all those later benefactors who have enabled you to approach more closely to your ideals. Today you look back with thankfulness on the road you have traversed so far, and you look forward into the puzzling uncertainties of the future, but with high hopes and well grounded confidence.
You have most generously invited two Englishmen to be honored as your guests here today. I doubt whether you can possibly guess in full the thoughts and emotions that must crowd our minds and hearts as we remember your history and as we now join with
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