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July 4, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(1):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730010048023

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Presidential Addresses  The first quarter of the year is the time for the presidential addresses of the various branches of the medical association. It is the custom never to discuss these addresses but merely to move a vote of thanks to the author. Among those delivered recently is that of Dr. E. Dru Drury, president of the eastern branch, with headquarters at Graham's Town, one of the old towns of the Cape Province. Dr. Dru Drury, a general practitioner, is known throughout South Africa as a cultured and able writer, and his essays are always worth reading. He took as his subject "Myths and Maps," and in the course of a charmingly discursive yet intimate review of medical practice during the last half century managed to touch on several subjects of practical importance, from a national insurance scheme to the physiology of hearing. His address was a model of what

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