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New York City, July 17, 1906.
To the Editor:
—Cornell University Medical College has suffered a serious loss in the retirement this year of its distinguished professor of physiology, Dr. Austin Flint. The many practitioners who, in their student days, came under his instruction in the former Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and later in Cornell, should be interested in this brief note of farewell.A man who, up to the present time, has been a vigorous and effective teacher, and who, in his seventieth year, has issued a new edition of his work on physiology, revised and in every respect up to date, must be intellectually still in his prime. The university, having fixed an age limit to the employment of its instructors, was unable longer to reap the advantages of Dr. Flint's services. The loss will fall heavily on the present and future students, for as a teacher the
Alexander S. The Retirement of Professor Austin Flint.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):288. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040044015