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December 24, 1938

Of Yesterday and Tomorrow

JAMA. 1938;111(26):2417. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790520073024

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Among medical contributors to poesy, Dr. E. O. Laughlin has had a welcome in many leading periodicals and newspaper columns. He has a flair for rhythm and his medical background gives color to all his verse. This is his most recent collection. He reveals humor and humane understanding. An example of his originality is the following epigrammatic clothing of a trite concept:

SENESCENCE  This is old age's sorrow:That one no more may borrowFrom Tomorrow,And has so many debts to payTo Yesterday.

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