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January 12, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520280056007

When we referred,1 not long ago, to the excellent work being done in Labrador by Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, we spoke with pleased anticipation of his expected visit to the United States. An interesting summary of some of the medical aspects of his work is given elsewhere in this issue,2 in the report of Dr. Grenfell's address before the New York Academy of Medicine. Our profession and the public are now tolerably familiar with his work, but it would greatly aid one to grasp its significance if one might see and hear this simple, prayerful, achieving man. These traits are correlated with regard to all notable personalities. For the strong man is invariably the simple man, and there is practically no task for which the praying man is not potential; even the angry and tempestuous elements find such an one invincible. The inspiration of such a personality is of

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