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March 14, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(11):829-830. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660370039021

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Sir Clifford Allbutt  The sudden death, at the age of 88, of the Right Hon. Sir Clifford Allbutt, P.C., K.C.B., F.R.S., regius professor of physic in the University of Cambridge, removes the leader of the medical profession in this country and one whose position was unique in the medical world. Great physician, great scholar, great teacher and great writer, he can be compared in his own generation only with Osler; but in his finished literary style he surpassed the latter, as he did every one else. In an address delivered at the recent coming of age of the University of Leeds, Sir Berkeley Moynihan—himself remarkable for his mastery of English—paid this apt tribute: "Sir Clifford Allbutt, the most deeply learned physician of this day, master of a style of English which for sheer beauty and majesty is perhaps unmatched by that of any other scientific author of our generation; an

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