As I look back on forty years of medical practice I realize that I have lived in a period of medical progress greater and more rapid than any that has ever previously occurred in the world's history. Johns Hopkins Hospital, where for two years I was assistant resident, had opened its doors just five years before I came there. At that time it was considered the last word in hospital construction. Under the leadership of that remarkable quartet composed of Kelly, Halstead, Welch and Osler it stood at the peak of medical science and medical practice in our country. Howard Kelly, with his marvelous dexterity and operative skill, inventive genius, exploring the bladder and catheterizing the ureters, the only man in the country able to do so at that time, was easily the leading gynecologist of the United States if not the world. Thomas Halstead with his great contributions to
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