Mr. President, Members of the American Medical Association, and Honored Guests:
It is proper for me to express my appreciation of the high honor which you, through your officers, have conferred on me in delegating to me the duty of addressing you on this occasion. The sentiment of elation which I might otherwise feel is tempered by a lively sense of my umvorthiness for the task. It is, however, a satisfaction to find myself associated in the work of thus commemorating the life and labors of the most distinguished of American physicians with Mr. Perry, the sculptor, to whose talent we Owe the beautiful and lifelike statue, and with Mr. Metcalfe, the designer of the pedestal on which it rests.More than twenty years have elapsed since the Rush Monument Committee was appointed. Of its original members, Gihon, Henry M. Smith, Kinloch, Gordon, Rohé, Murphy, Toner, and Henry, all but
WILSON JC. BENJAMIN RUSH.AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE UNVEILING OF A MONUMENT ERECTED BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO THE MEMORY OF BENJAMIN RUSH IN WASHINGTON, D. C, JUNE 11, 1904. JAMA. 1904;XLII(25):1601–1606. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1904.92490700001001
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