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November 28, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(22):1128-1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431000004001a

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Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: We have gathered to-night to commemorate the life, worth and work of a really good man—a great country doctor. It is meet that the doctors of a community, and especially the members of a medical society of country doctors, pause a brief while and assemble with the people whom they serve in a public gathering like this, to pay their tribute to him who laid the foundation of preventive medicine.

By invitation of your committee, Mr. President, on the celebration of the centennial memorial of the Jennerian discovery of the protective value of vaccination, I appear before you. Your learned and greatly beloved secretary, Dr. LaFevre, has most ably and interestingly made known to you much of "The Life and Works of Jenner." In my paper I am limited to an "Eulogy on Jenner." Standing as I do on this occasion to speak for the

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