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April 27, 1929


JAMA. 1929;92(17):1466-1467. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700430068027

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Presidential Address at British Medical Association Conference  At an open session during the annual conference of the British Medical Association in New Zealand, Dr. J. S. Eliott delivered his presidential address on the salient points of recent knowledge gained by scientific research in its prosecution as an aid to medical practice. The address was listened to throughout the dominion by means of wireless broadcast both directly and by relay. Dr. Eliott described the advances that had been made in the conquest of tropical diseases; he considered the wonders and limitations of the human body, and concluded that we are living under a new and fuller dispensation in the interpretation of natural science, which includes medical science. He looked forward to an even fuller and more balanced knowledge in the future, but warned that future discoveries will not spring full bloom from barren soil. There are long years of preparation and

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