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March 25, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(12):1161-1170. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800120047016

CANADIAN EXPERIMENTS IN MEDICAL ECONOMICS  T. C. ROUTLEY, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P.(C) General Secretary of the Canadian Medical Association TORONTOFor a period of two thousand years and more, medicine has been engaged in building its structure. Generation after generation has given to the world men of science, men of learning, men of courage, who have been willing to forget self, to sacrifice and to die if necessary in order that the ever accumulating knowledge of health and disease might more deeply penetrate the unknown, looking to the day when speculation regarding the ills of man would be replaced by complete understanding.During this long period medicine has been on the march, sometimes marking time, sometimes standing easy, but in the main marching forward, never backward. There is none among us who will say that victory has been won on all fronts. On the contrary, we will readily admit that what

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