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May 16, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(20):1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530460038011

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The custom, which, as its name suggests, originated in Germany, of publishing on some anniversary of an honored master a collection of contributions to science by his pupils and admirers, has found an increasing appreciation in this country. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal for May 7 forms such a Festschrift to Reginald Heber Fitz, M.D., LL.D., Hersey professor of the theory and practice of physic in Harvard University, in honor of his sixty-fifth birthday. Dr. Fitz's connection with the development of medical education, and the general soundness and conservative judgment of his own studies, are too well known, and, indeed, have been too widely honored, both in this country and abroad, to need repetition here. Besides a biographical notice of Dr. Fitz, accompanied by an excellent portrait, the volume contains twenty-five contributions of merit from his former house pupils at the Massachusetts General Hospital and assistants in the department

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