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To the Editor:
—The thought expressed in the words which head this letter was suggested by reading in a secular newspaper an interview of which the following is an extract:"Dr. George F. Shrady, the famous practitioner who was in attendance upon both President Garfield and President Grant, is an advisory physician to the Red Cross Hospital and a conservative man, who is widely quoted upon medical topics. He is editor of the Medical Record of this city, probably the most important medical journal published on the continent. At his home at 8 East Sixty-sixth Street Dr. Shrady thus expressed himself: * * * * * 'It is like a knife—good in its place. There,' said the doctor, pointing to a knife in a glass case, 'is the knife that cut President Garfield, and the knife did him good; but I would not stick it into every sick man in my care.' "The introduction to
Tracy JL. We All Talk Shop. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(20):993. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430720045015
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