May 1963

Survival With Prestige

Author Affiliations


Arch Surg. 1963;86(5):691-694. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1963.01310110001001

This is an important and gratifying occasion because it marks the Seventieth Annual Session of our Association. It is my great pleasure to address you. In preparing this address I have read what Presidents have said in the past and pondered over what I thought Presidents should say. After careful consideration it appeared that I could do no better than to follow the traditions set by my distinguished predecessors in this office, and so, like them, I propose to discuss a few subjects hopefully of interest and certainly of common concern.

I love to read a special sort of biography—a tale of a great man told in a few words. To me the most rewarding aspect of this sort of tale is in the contemplation of the truths which the man has found. What may be gained in the study of an individual is multiplied when one turns to

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