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This book is a compilation of some thirty addresses selected from a hundred and fifty delivered by the author before various medical and surgical societies in this country, of many of which he has been the president. The scope of the volume is broad. It includes, in addition to sketches of historical development, discussions of the achievements of some of the pioneers in American medicine, eulogies of medical men and surgeons whose names are now famous, lectures on the ideals of medicine as a whole, and a number of scientific papers and clinics on subjects with which the author has become familiar through years of active hospital and private practice. As the addresses were prepared for special occasions, they naturally reflect the mood suitable for the specific purpose. They are sincere, forceful and full of knowledge, wisdom and philosophy, clearly and at times beautifully expressed. Above all they are inspirational
Surgery: Queen of the Arts and Other Papers and Addresses. JAMA. 1936;106(21):1845. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770210071036
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