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March 30, 1895


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JAMA. 1895;XXIV(13):463-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430130001001

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On an occasion such as this, are we not forcibly reminded of those beautiful words of Longfellow, in his "Psalm of Life:"

"Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And,departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time;

"Footprints that perhaps another Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother Seeing shall take heart again."

This evening with pleasurable interest we have witnessed the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons present to the graduates of the class of 1895, their diplomas. One can scarcely appreciate the heart throbbings of a graduate who receives this "letter of recommendation," this "honor," this "distinction" from the faculty of the college that has been the scene of his hours, days and years of study and now like a fond parent witnesses the coronation of his successful labor. The graduate who worthily receives a

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