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December 23, 1933


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Institut Pasteur, Paris

JAMA. 1933;101(26):2067-2068. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740510059026

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To the Editor:  —Within but a few days' interval the illustrious Institut Pasteur at Paris has lost its two most distinguished leaders. On October 29, Prof. Albert Calmette died at the age of 70 years and on November 3, Dr. Emile Roux, director of the institute, died at the age of 79 years. This double loss to medical science can be fully grasped only by those interested in the progress of science. By their personal charm and creative genius they seemed surrounded by a preciousness wholly different from that of other mortals.Professor Calmette's keen intelligence was clearly portrayed in his distinguished looking face. But rarely is one fortunate to encounter such mild and radiant eyes. Pure goodness shone through them and betrayed the presence of an even and placid conscience. Always modest and quiet in his manners, he seemed to exist solely for the interests of science and the

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