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The same Scripture which forbids a man to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, warns also against the opposite sin, bidding him think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. Applying to the duty of this hour the rule and measure of scientific faith which has been dealt to me, I desire to consider soberly the office of this Section as a member, first, of the body medical, and afterward of that greater body in which the profession itself is a member—the body politic. If I confess no surprise that a majority of the members of the American Medical Association see in this Section no very distinguished merit, I imply no disparagement of the past history of the Section, nor any want of intelligence on the part of those who think less highly than I of the capabilities of this
FULTON JS. AMERICAN HYGIENE.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON HYGIENE AND SANITARY SCIENCE, AT THE FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PORTLAND, ORE., JULY 11-14, 1905. JAMA. 1905;XLV(17):1231–1238. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510170023001d
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