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May 14, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(20):1263-1267. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490650001001

THE TWO SCIENCES, HUMANITY AND MEDICINE.*  I. A. McSWAIN, M.D.PARIS, TENN.In the year 1830, in the month of May, the leading physicians of this state met in the city of Nashville and organized the "Medical Society of the State of Tennessee," and wrote on their escutcheon, "The Science of Medicine an Important Department in the Science of Humanity." After the lapse of seventy-two years, at the reorganization in Memphis, and the adoption of the new constitution, the name was changed to that of "Tennessee State Medical Association," but the motto remained unchanged. It is well. Truth changes not. Time and progress have wrought changes innumerable within the last three-quarters of a century, which corresponds with the life of this association, but have only added emphasis to the truth contained in this motto.The thought occurred to me to say something on this occasion in regard to the relationship

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