December 17, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1831-1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250001001

THE PHYSICIAN'S CALLING AND EDUCATION.*  BISHOP JOHN LANCASTER SPALDING.PEORIA, ILL.I have hope and wish that the nobler sort of physicians will advance their thoughts, and not employ their time wholly in the sordidness of cures; neither be honored for necessity only; but that they will become coadjutors and instruments of the divine omnipotence and clemency in prolonging and renewing the life of man.—Bacon.Love for true, wise and heroic men and women is part of our love of life, which is a craving for more perfect and abundant life. They show us how blessed a thing it is to be a genuine man. They confirm our faith in the worth and sacredness of conscious existence, and make our standards of value real and palpable. They convince us that within and beneath and beyond all that appears is the creative Spirit who knows and loves and is good. They

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