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September 7, 1889

A FORLORN HOPE.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(10):344. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401070020007

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Abstract

His experimental work in previous years had been such as to gain for the name of Brown-Séquard a prominent and permanent place in medical literature. In view of the reputation which he had thus worthily achieved, it is not singular that any views put forth by him should command immediate and critical attention. Again, he could hardly have struck a more responsive chord than when he gave assurance that the secret of perennial youth was at his command. If at last the dream of the poet and theme of the muse were to be realized, when age would be able at pleasure to take on its youth, what name or what claim could in a day command more world-wide attention. This alone is sufficient to account for the immediate and universal discussion of this question by pen and by press, by saints and by sinners alike.

But the possibility of

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