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August 10, 1940

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JAMA. 1940;115(6):463-464. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320043015

BIRTHDAY VOLUME FOR FRANK HOWARD LAHEY  The many friends, both lay and medical, of Frank Howard Lahey have just published a birthday volume1 in his honor. It is dedicated with the following statement:All men desire to be immortal but few fulfil that desire in life. Yet fame gives immortality; and to have attained immortality in sixty short years is an enviable achievement.We of the medical profession, partakers of that fame which you have gained for us no less than for yourself, offer to you this birthday volume, in which you will find yourself reflected more often than we intend to confess. You have honored medicine, and medicine delights to honor you. This is our birthday gift to you, our friend, adviser, and inspiration.Yet we alone could not have made this offering. You have been a friend to many. It is fitting, therefore, that some of those