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July 13, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(2):80. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430280038010

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The great ex-Premier of Great Britain has frequently expressed his high appreciation of medical men and their honorable walk in life, but he has seldom said anything more memorable than in the sentiments given below. The article from which we quote, purports to be a sketch of a great physician-the late Sir Andrew Clark—who was for nearly a quarter-century the family physician of the author. It is such a loving tribute as the worthy statesman is well capable of making, but it is something more and higher. It is a philosophical statement of the social rise and progress of medicine. The antiquity of the profession is admitted and it is placed farther back in the vistas of time than our own writers commonly aver, and the progressive exaltation of medicine among the avocations of life is both outlined as to the past and predicted for the future. Is it

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