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April 15, 1961

Fruits of Labor

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JAMA. 1961;176(2):168-169. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040150084028

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To the Editor:—  Your editorials on medical history have transported the modern physician into proper orbit, in relation to his past, present, and future, and opened before his eyes the visions of ancient lands. Like the ebb and tide, civilizations rose and fell, leaving their marks. Upon these foundations have risen the citadels of science.Your editorials have erected a golden bridge, spanning the river of centuries across antiquity unto uncharted roads, through the darkness of primordial forests where tiny flames pierce the night until they blaze into torches that lit Egypt, Alexandria, Greece, Rome, and then again through the darkness unto the blinding bonfires of the rebels, the renaissance, through the centuries into the modern era of atoms and rockets.Your editorials will rekindle the sacred fires on the altars of Minerva Medica, and arouse a new interest in Her royal court, and in the noble deeds of Her

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