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To the Editor:
—All those who relish rich and lofty natures, great characters who have marked their impress on a whole generation, and left of their passage a trace that time shall not obliterate, will have read with interest and emotion your editorial in The Journal, Sept. 9, 1911, page 904. The very day your article was published was the anniversary of that on which Virchow Was laid to rest nine years ago; and it was indeed a fitting tribute to him to commemorate on such a day the personality of this great man, and to take as the motto of his eulogy what was the characteristic of his personality: his generosity.A great scientist, a great educator and above all a great citizen and patriot—Virchow Virchow was all that, and to a degree that is uncommon to see combined in a single mail. An absolute faith in the progress
Delcourt A. Virchow and Pasteur. JAMA. 1911;LVII(15):1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100051020