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June 24, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(25):2029-2030. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250051019

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The Resignation of Sir Arthur Keith  After twenty-five years' work as conservator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons and as hunterian lecturer, Sir Arthur Keith, who is 67 and has been in poor health, is about to resign. To all who know the college, the loss will be considered irreparable. A specialist in many subjects— anatomist, physiologist, pathologist, anthropologist—he has, perhaps for this reason, none of the specialist's narrow outlook. Indeed, the delight of his teaching is the philosophic breadth with which he views every subject. The museum of the college has the greatest collection in the world illustrating the phenomena of life, in both health and disease, and is an expansion of the famous collection of John Hunter. His work and teaching are so much in evidence that the college might be described as a temple devoted to his memory. To no living man can the

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