I am not a physician and therefore, here in the presence of physicians, must speak with humility and with a certain self-protective caution.
I am not a prophet and therefore may not presume to lift the curtain of time that separates the world of the present from the world of the future.
I am not a protagonist and therefore possess but little of the crusader's zeal for the winning of followers of ideas fashioned to save either a part or the whole of mankind.
I am not a member of the immediate family of Pollyanna and therefore am not exposed to the hazard of a soft optimism.
I am not a pessimist and therefore am not armored against a dynamic faith in the intelligence and disposition of men to proceed promptly to salvage good from the evil and destructive days in which we are.
I am, however, commissioned to represent
ELLIOTT EC. POSTWAR NEEDS FOR MEDICAL AND OTHER TRAINED PERSONNEL. JAMA. 1943;122(1):18–20. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840180020006
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