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September 22, 1945

Miscellany

JAMA. 1945;129(4):299-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860380057022
Abstract

ADDRESS BY SAMUEL GOMPERS, PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR1 

Delivered in Washington, D. C., Dec. 5, 1916  One great, harmonious chord has been sounded since the opening of this meeting, and under such circumstances it is not a pleasant duty to sound a discord. Yet such a part I have frequently felt myself called upon to play.For more than half a century out of my sixty-six years of life I have been concerned in the effort to try to bring light and a greater degree of happiness into the lives and the work of my fellow men, and particularly of my fellow workers. I doubt if there be any one whose life is more attuned to the misery and the suffering of any one of my fellows than mine. With me it is the thought not only of helping to assuage imme

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