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November 11, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(20):725-731. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420720009002

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PROFESSOR OF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SURGERY AND DISEASES OF THE RECTUM, KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ETC.  Before entering into my subject, the Faculty will permit me to thank them very cordially for the honor which this invitation confers upon me. Having been a teacher in a medical college for many years, the compliment is doubly appreciated as coming from another Medical Faculty, and one, too, that is the peer of any and all others. It is fit that the shoemaker should stick to his last, and I have, therefore, selected a subject for discussion to-night that may appear to you as being too simple for the occasion, but my apology is that it is the theme that has interested me, to the exclusion of others, perhaps of greater moment, for sixteen years. Then, too, I hope to interest you to the extent, at least, that you will admit it

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