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August 3, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(5):205. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430310033004

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The chairman of the Rush Monument Committee, in another column, calls attention to a matter that he justly believes demands the serious attention of the medical men of this country. The erection of a statue to Professor Gross by the American Surgical Association, of which he was founder and President, was a very natural and proper demonstration of personal admiration and affection for their late eminent associate and friend, and no one interested in the monument to Rush ought by word or influence to antagonize the project. Indeed, among the subscribers to the testimonial to Gross are the names of prominent advocates of a national monument to Benjamin Rush.

It is quite another matter, when a numerically small body of sectarians propose to glorify a foreigner, whose only claim to distinction is that he was the founder of that sect, by erecting at the capital of the Republic as superb

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