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October 6, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(14):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460400034006

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The death of Dr. Jesse W. Lazear, noted elsewhere, is another sacrifice on the altar of professional duty. Dr. Lazear's work in the investigation of yellow fever was such as demanded a man of his ability and qualifications, and he fearlessly devoted himself to it, rendering services that are spoken of in the most appreciative way by his superior, the head of the army medical department. If any man ever gives his life for others it is the physician who dies the victim of disease contracted at the post of duty. It is to the honor of our profession that such cases are not rare.

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