The selection of a physician in civil life to deliver the address on this occasion gives expression to that comity and fraternal fellowship which makes kindred of us all, and the presence of one whose professional life has been limited exclusively to civil practice adds force to the thought that the great brotherhood of scientific medicine is animated by those qualities of the heart and mind which bring together those engaged in a beneficent pursuit, however widely the incidents and environments of life of the individual members may differ.
You, gentlemen of the graduating class, have won the initial honor of your corps, and with the conclusion of these exercises you will be transferred to the active and practical duties of that department of medicine to which you have voluntarily dedicated your life work. To the doctorate of medicine, with one year of hospital experience and successful examination of the
BUSEY SC. ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE CLOSING EXERCISES OF THE ARMY MEDICAL SCHOOL, MARCH 12, 1897. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(15):671–676. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440150001001
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