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June 4, 1887

OUR POSTERITY.The Address of the Retiring President before the Allegheny County Medical Society, April 19, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(23):617-619. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391480001001

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Abstract

The constitution of this Society makes it obliga tory upon the retiring President to deliver an address on medicine or one of kindred topics. The subject of my address has been treated of before more ably than I could even hope to do; but the good results from frequent presentment of a subject will as surely follow as will the wearing of the granite stone follow the constant falling of raindrops upon it. The subject which I wish to present for your consideration to-day is

OUR POSTERITY.

The question, What shall we do to be saved? is just as pertinent a question now as it was two thous and years ago. My object principally, in this address, is to make a few remarks, briefly, bearing upon the laws of heredity, upon the great importance of proper selection, and upon a correct system of education of the people's physical, intellectual and

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