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September 14, 1895


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JAMA. 1895;XXV(11):436-439. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430370008002

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The advance of modern medicine in the prevention of disease is gratifying to all whose studies have been in that direction. Preventive medicine touches the keynote of medical science, and its possibilities reach to the perfection of mental and physical manhood. It is in this line of medical research that the greatest good to the greatest number is to come. As mankind are enlightened they will seek necessarily, more, and more, those who can teach them to observe mental and physical laws, that thereby they may secure a sound mind in a sound body; and, inasmuch as the onward march of sanitary science will bring about a condition in which the mere healer of diseases will be in less and less demand, a broader field will be found for the constantly increasing supply of graduated physicians in such work as instructors, lecturers, health inspectors, etc.

It is a hopeful sign

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