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October 26, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(17):599-600. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401130021003

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Organization and division of labor is a theme that is of practical everyday interest to all thinking men. It engages the attention of statesmen, politicians, philosophers and financiers, as well as of the laborer, artisan, manufacturer, merchant and professional worker.

In the struggle for existence and rivalry for supremacy, effective, congenial organization is the very first act for consideration. It precedes all forms of government, and antedates all corporate existence. Corporate organization keeps step in the most beautiful manner with the development paces of the scientific investigator.

Without the invention of the lamp chimney the Standard Oil Company would never have breathed the breath of life, in the form of an organization that within a score of years has built a number of colossal fortunes, and moulded the acts of powerful State Legislatures as if they were clay in the hands of the potter. One man, even with kingly authority,

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