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August 16, 1902

What the General Practitioner Needs.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(7):385. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480330039014

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Man, W. Va., Aug. 1, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Progress is the ever restless, unsatisfied, aggressive law of human wisdom and experience, and the march of this unsatiated human intellect, in every direction, is ever onward and upward, and will be so to the end of time. So long as knowledge increases, opportunity is multiplied and with it, additional motives, to ambitious incentive, drive the wheels of effort and energy in all the fields of scientific enterprise. Thus we find the standard of excellence of to-day placed up on a higher elevation to-morrow, such progression continuing unceasingly, ever seeking but never reaching the greatest heights, which lie in the limitless beyond. What a stupendous thought is this—No limit to human attainment! Yet the country practitioner gathers very little from the modern medical journal and many of the text-books of new authors from the fact its discussions deal almost exclusively with

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