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September 19, 1908

IN MEMORIAM: NICHOLAS SENN; THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOUR.INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN BEFORE THE SECTION ON SURGERY AND ANATOMY, CHICAGO, 1908.

JAMA. 1908;LI(12):961-962. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410120005001a

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Distinguished Guests and Fellow Members:  I feel, as your presiding officer, that I would be remiss in the discharge of my duty and grievously at fault with my own sentiments, if I failed to notice that this day is made sadly notable by the absence of one who for more than a quarter of a century was a Titan in our midst and whose voice, now stilled forever, thrilled and swayed our assemblies with the fervor of his eloquence, the magnitude of his accomplishments, the stimulus of his example and the vast power of his exhaustless energy-Nicholas Senn.

Vir prœclarus et ornatus  —Senn, the incomparable teacher, the peerless clinician, the scrutinizing pathologist, the perennial investigator, the faithful historian and charming raconteur; the world traveler, the philosopher, soldier, patriot and organizer; Senn, the philanthropist, the citizen of Chicago and of the world; Senn, one of the greatest masters of our art—will

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