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October 25, 1941

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical AssociationDevoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1941;117(17):1475-1484. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430071027

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Abstract

Our Present Concepts of Health and of Disease: ARE THEY ADEQUATE?  ANTON J. CARLSON, Ph.D., Sc.D. Professor of Physiology, Emeritus, University of Chicago CHICAGOAddress delivered before the students and faculty of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Sept. 24, 1941.It is a privilege, as well as a responsibility, to be with you tonight. I am considerably older than you may think. I remember the day of small things in the case of Washington University Medical School. You have been part of the extraordinary development in medical education and medical research in the United States in the last fifty years. The next fifty years in United States medicine can be equally interesting, equally challenging and equally startling. It certainly has been a privilege to live through this half century of medical progress, when America really has come into its own, not as an absorbing sponge of

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