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December 21, 1895

A HOLIDAY HINT TO THE RUSH MONUMENT COMMITTEE.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(25):1102-1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430510038008

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Abstract

It is the fashion, particularly since the disastrous ending of the China-Japan conflict, to hold the Mongolian up to ridicule, and yet, notwithstanding our low estimate of Chinese methods, there is one feature in their economy that our higher civilization would do well to emulate. It is a point of honor with the Chinaman of whatever profession or trade to begin the new year with his obligations all met and his balance-sheet squared, so that he is able to look his neighbor in the face clouded by no shadow of debt.

Now that the great Christian holiday season which ushers our New Year is approaching, it would be well for us to imitate the Oriental barbarian and see that all our obligations are met. One of these, binding upon every medical man in the United States, is the speedy redemption of the long-standing pledge to erect a monument to the

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