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May 29, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(22):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440220034009

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In his oration delivered on the occasion of the recent unveiling at Washington of the monument of the late Prof. Samuel D. Gross, Dr. W. W. Keen, in contrasting the numerous statues erected to the memory of statesmen and warriors with the few erected to honor the memory and the services of medical men, opportunely pointed out that "peace hath her victories no less renowned than those of war." In exemplification of this fact we need but refer to the conquest of smallpox through vaccination and to that of diphtheria by the antitoxin. There died recently in the seclusion of his home in Germany a modest provincial practitioner of medicine to whom the world owes a debt of gratitude of which it appears scarcely to be cognizant. For more than thirty years Ernst Brand of Stettin labored zealously and unselfishly in deed and in word for the systematic employment of

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