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May 4, 1912


JAMA. 1912;LVIII(18):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050020008

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As medical men to take what comes to us honestly is our privilege, but righteousness with a full view of the future is our duty. This righteousness is even more necessary with us to-day than it had been with those of the years gone by. In former days when traveling was by stage-coach, people settled down in their communities; a near-by town was too difficult of access to visit frequently, and the medical man was a part of the stay-at-home community. Now, however, the well-to-do people are spending less time in the country and more in towns, where there is congregated learning, business, wealth and society.

Not many years ago it was an event causing considerable gossip for a medical man to leave his place of practice and repair to one of the great cities in search of learning in medicine. After his rather early return it was satisfying and

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