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January 14, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXII(2):69-70. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450290019001d

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During the past few decades the advancement and progress of invention and discovery has been marvelous indeed, and as usual, the ''Yankee'' justly claims his as the lion's share.

To no branch of science does the foregoing apply more forciby than to the different branches of medicine and surgery, as a whole. In fact, the discoveries of pathologic causes and processes, and their prohibition and prophylactic therapeutics have almost revolutionized the science of both surgery and medicine, and placed us at present upon a basis from which we can assert that our maligned profession is much nearer an exact science than at any other time in its history, and that the day of empiricism is practically past.

In contradistinction to the geologic and other histories of the past being divided into "Ages" the present is called the ''Electric Age,'' and it might be appropriate for us as members of the

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