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With a commonwealth that has within a centuary developed from thirteen States to forty-two; with a population increased from three to over sixty millions; in the midst of a people keen of perception and intensely practical in their estimates; with whom, in every department of learning, from that of the public school to the University, a high order of culture is possible, and where the varied industries are so well rewarded that ample means are at command, it is not singular that men in all the walks of life are keenly alive to their personal interests, and studiously intent as to the best methods of accomplishing desired results. Thus, our very industries are prolific of invention, and little heed is given to precedents. Every department of education is feeling a like strong impulse to the development of better and better methods of instruction, and the advances that have been made
LOCAL MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS. JAMA. 1889;XIII(23):817–818. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401190023008
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