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JAMA 100 Years Ago
May 2, 2012

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JAMA. 2012;307(17):1782. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.503

ANTHONY BASSLER, M.D., NEW YORK

As medical men to take what comes to us honestly is our privilege, but righteousness with a full view of the future is our duty. This righteousness is even more necessary with us to-day than it had been with those of the years gone by. In former days when traveling was by stage-coach, people settled down in their communities; a near-by town was too difficult of access to visit frequently, and the medical man was a part of the stay-at-home community. Now, however, the well-to-do people are spending less time in the country and more in towns, where there is congregated learning, business, wealth and society.

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