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February 16, 1907

SOME PROFESSIONAL REMINISCENCES.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):598-600. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220330040001k
Abstract

Every one who travels even an ordinary road has experiences of his own. If he can apply them to the good of any of his fellow-creatures he is serving in a very general way the common interests of humanity. There is always something, if he only turns his head in the right direction, that he may see in a new light.

At certain times we react more sharply to the controlling circumstances of environment than ordinarily. It is the question of the man, the gun, the aim and the game being in proper line. Too often, alas! we not only miss the mark, but get kicked by the recoil. Thus the physician, by virtue of his judicial office, soon learns not only to think before he speaks, but oftentimes not to say what he thinks. His face must never be the mirror of his soul. To manifest surprise at any

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