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July 9, 1910

Current Comment

JAMA. 1910;55(2):132-133. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330020036019

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A NEW PATRIOTISM  Those who have been engaged for several years in keeping toll of the awful cost in life and limb through the old methods of celebrating the Fourth of July, and who have been persistently advocating more quiet, orderly and uplifting methods, have been looking forward to this year's celebration, more hopeful than in any previous year. During the last two years, and during the last year especially, an enormous amount of comment has appeared in the newspapers and magazines, calculated to educate the public to a more sensible method of celebrating this national holiday. And from the newspaper reports from all over the country, the educational work has counted, the hoped-for change has come, and the newer method of celebration has been adopted. If the change in method of celebration of Independence Day has been as great all over the country as in Chicago, then indeed has a new era

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