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May 21, 1927

MEDICINE: ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ITS NEEDS

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KANSAS CITY, MO.

JAMA. 1927;88(21):1615-1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680470001001
Abstract

It is a great privilege to have lived in the present generation. Within its span more has been added to the sum of human knowledge than in any previous period of the world's history. The Golden Age it has been called—the Age of Science. Discovery after discovery has followed in such rapid sequence that the mind of ordinary man is awed with amazement. Fundamental principles of science, slowly comprehended through long periods of time past, have suddenly found practical application beyond even the vision of the dreamer. Through them man has been given mastery in a measure over land and sea and sky. The application of power to motion has revolutionized transportation and conquered space. By wire, by cable, by radio, through the air practically instantaneous communication around the world has been made possible. News and knowledge are thus promptly interchanged and the advances of one become the heritage of

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