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February 26, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(9):710-711. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550350046004

In respect to the endeavor to remove or to relieve human suffering from disease, "the brotherhood of man" is not an empty phrase; witness the eagerness with which our profession is seconded in its work. For example, the present antituberculosis propaganda is mitigating suffering and minimizing disease from that plague to an enormous extent; moreover, it bids fair to revolutionize human life on the side of sanitation and prophylaxis. This propaganda has assumed its great influence and beneficence largely because of the support given it by men of great affairs and wealth. In the conquest of cancer, on which so many of our colleagues are now engaged, the work which they are doing is being seconded most earnestly and enthusiastically by people of great fortune. The recent bequest of Mr. George Crocker is tinctured with pathos, since both he and his wife before him died of this dreadful disease. His