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Ladies and Gentlemen: Nebraska physicians and Nebraska institutions of learning have within the last year received their share of attention; sometimes gratifying to us, and at others quite contrary emotions were the result of such notices. Of course adverse verse criticism may have often been just, when, human-like, we smarted under the lash. Again, honest as the critic may have been, yet unacquainted with our faults and our virtues, our past record and our hopes for the future, he did not deal with us as he would wish to be dealt by. One common error is engendered by the idea—universal I think, east of Chicago—that Nebraska and her institutions, her children and her citizens still bear the stamp of a semi-barbarism commensarate to the products of a soil. prolific in thistles and sage brush. Few people, comparatively speaking, seem to be aware of the fact that we find time to
MANSFELDE ASV. THE OUTERMOST RIM OF NEBRASKA’S FIELD OF MEDICINE—INTRODUCTORY TO THE FOURTH COURSE OF LECTURES IN THE OMAHA MEDICAL COLLEGE. JAMA. 1883;I(13):390–394. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390130010001h
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