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" American Medicine."
In response to a toast at the annual dinner of the Chicago Gynecological Society, Oct. 18, 1895, Dr. John H. Hollister, said:Let no man be over-anxious about his reputation. If he intend the right and does his best, ultimately that reputation will take care of itself and of him too. This is true of individuals—true of nations. Great as has been the progress of nations during the last 300 years, the development of America in that period has been the phenomenal fact. Cradled without parental care, it came to its estate without the help of other nations; in fact, it grew by reason of their neglect. A noble manhood was its only inheritance. All else is of its own creation. For nearly two centuries we were esteemed a semi-barbarous people by the crowned heads and the elite of Europe, and their prejudices have only been in any
SOCIETY NEWS. JAMA. 1895;XXV(18):776–777. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430440044014
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