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November 7, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(19):733-734. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410970031004

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The celebrations throughout the world of Virchow's seventieth birthday, October 13, 1891, were merited honors to the great man who has shed so much lustre on medical science. Medicine delights to honor him, and he is no less pleased with the profession which made his great work possible. At the Johns Hopkins celebration of this event, Prof. Osler took as the subject of his discourse "Rudolf Virchow, the Man and the Student." He says: " It has been a century of release—a time of the loosening of bands and bonds; and medicine, too, after a long enslavement, ecclesiastical and philosophical, received its emancipation. Forsaking the tradition of the elders, and scouting the Shibboleth of the schools and sects, she has at last put off the garments of her pride, and with the reed of humility in her hand, sits at the feet of her mistress, the new science."

Truly, no one

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