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August 24, 1889

AN ABSTRACT OF THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.Delivered at the Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association, Aug. 13, 1889.

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CONSULTING SURGEON TO THE LEEDS GENERAL INFIRMARY.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(8):258-263. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401060006001b
Abstract

A CURSORY REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF MEDICINE AND OF MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Life, as measured by the standard of the space of time allotted to each unit of the human family, is but a little span. Man has not reached his present condition of intellectual, of moral, or even of physical greatness in one generation; the white cliffs of Albion, in their formation, mark not only generations, but æons in the progress of creation. Rome was not built in a day! So medicine, as she stands to-day, strong by the acquirements of her children of many generations, did not arise upon the world in the full glory of a heaven-born science; but, sifting grain by grain of her faith from the speculations laid at her feet by her followers through countless ages, has, little by little, built up the temple of her fame until it has assumed the proportions in

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