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I am aware that there is a disposition upon the part of some workers in the profession to decry the merits of those whose efforts tend in the direction of therapeutic investigation, and the application of remedies to the relief of disease, the rather appreciating pathological research and the study of the phenomena of disease.
Fully recognizing the importance of closely and carefully scrutinizing the anatomical, physiological and pathological panorama that may be presented to our view, I cannot refrain from suggesting that after all the main object to be attained is the relief of suffering and the prolongation and saving of human life. The most profound pathologist would be powerless for good did he not have as an ally the delver among drugs searching for the means of mastering the microbes which he has discovered, and the studious, thoughtful practical physician, accomplishes the greatest amount of good and secures
LOVE IN. PEROXIDE OF HYDROGEN AS A REMEDIAL AGENT. Read before the St. Louis Medical Society, February 4, 1888. JAMA. 1888;X(9):262–265. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400350010002a
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