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June 11, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(24):1381-1383. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440760009001b

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Today treasure-laden memory brings before me as an ever-changing kaleidoscope the faces of the men who have stood as I stand today before this honorable body. Some are still with us giving their energies and intellects to the up-building of our profession. Others have crossed over and are resting from the toil and heat of the day. Not only the faces of the men who have preceded me for the fifteen years I have known this society, but many of their thoughts found an abiding place in my search for medical knowledge, that have often been of great benefit to me.

It is not my object to speak today of the recent developments that have been made in the world of medical science. It has been a matter of great interest to know something of the foundation of medicine, and in my research I find that it is from the Egyptians

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