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August 27, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(9):772-773. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610070017

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Annual Meeting of British Medical Association  The annual meeting of the British Medical Association was held in London. It was the centenary of the founding of the association.

THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS  In his presidential address, Lord Dawson sketched the progress of medicine during the century of the association's existence. The knowledge of immunity foreshadowed by Jenner, established by Pasteur, and rationalized by Ehrlich and others, had extended. In this country the mantle rests on Wright, who has enriched medicine not only by his discoveries but also by his provocative thought. The study of immunity shows that the remedy lies within man himself—a potential energy which becomes kinetic in the face of the foe. It may be temporarily replaced by serum, but its origin and power must come from the tissues of the body. So it is with the hormone or vitamin which is a determinant of rather than a partner

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