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April 23, 1892

BENJAMIN RUSH, M.D., PATRIOT AND PHYSICIAN.An Address to the Graduates of the Class of 1892. of the Michigan College of Medicine and Surgery, Detroit.

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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(17):510-513. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411210004001a

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Ladies mid Gentlemen:—It is the custom of the Faculty of this College to appoint one of its members to deliver an annual address. That office has fallen to me.

In casting.about for a subject, it occurred to me that a useful lesson might be learned from the history of our country.

I know that I am expected to advise you how to make your work in life successful. It is easy to give advice.

That great convulsion in political affairs which gave to the world the Government of the United States brought many men into prominence whose names are now household words. Washington, Franklin, Adams, and others not necessary to mention, will live in the minds of the American people as long as American institutions endure.

Not a State in this great Republic but has its counties named in honor of some of these men; not a county but has

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