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February 2, 1918

Medical Research and Human Welfare. A Record of Personal Experiences and Observations During a Professional Life of Fifty-Seven Years.

JAMA. 1918;70(5):339. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600050061026

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Abstract

This booklet represents the Colver lectures at Brown University during 1917. The subtitle of the book is "A Record of Personal Experiences and Observations During a Professional Life of Fifty-Seven Years." As most physicians know, the past fifty-seven years have witnessed more progress in scientific medicine than perhaps the previous fifty-seven centuries. Dr. Keen traces the growth of the science in a pleasantly retrospective mood, showing the great part that medical research has taken in conferring oh the world the benefits of modern medicine. He gives brief attention to all of the phases of infection, of modern sanitation, of modern surgery, of the control of great plagues, and of research in plant and animal pathology and bacteriology. In his conclusion he points out that every disease named has witnessed during his own professional lifetime a notable mitigation of its ravages, or even its actual or prospective total annihilation. "When the

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