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August 5, 1905

UNITY, PEACE AND CONCORD.A FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Author Affiliations

Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University. OXFORD, ENGLAND.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(6):365-369. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510060001001
Abstract

On this occasion I have had no difficulty in selecting a subject on which to address you. Surely the hour is not for the head but for the heart, out of the abundance of which I may be able to express, however feebly, my gratitude for the many kindnesses I have received from the profession of this country during the past twenty-one years, and from you, my dear colleagues of this state and city, during the sixteen years I have dwelt among you. Truly I can say that I have lived my life in our beloved profession—perhaps too much! but whatever success I have had has come directly through it, and my devotion is only natural. Few men have had more from their colleagues than has fallen to my lot. As an untried young man my appointment at McGill College came directly through friends in the faculty who had confidence

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