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June 19, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(25):1198. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440250040006

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There is in Dr. Senn's Presidential address, published in a late issue of the Journal, a suggestion that may not favorably impress some of the ambitious juniors in the profession. The idea that six to ten years of active practice should precede participation in the proceedings of the Association may not be a popular one in these days, when the most recent graduate is ready to accept the highest professional positions, and as a rule perhaps considers himself more up to date than his older associates sobered by experience. It is not necessary to assume that this is especially an age when young men are most to the front, but it is an undeniable fact that the tendency to regard age and experience as entitled to special consideration is not so prominent as formerly, and that the "atrocious crime of being a young man" does not exist in any professional

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