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Pittsburg, Pa., March 28, 1898.
To the Editor:
—Is it not possible to broaden "The Rush Monument" project into "A Monument to American Medicine?" Rush would still be the central figure, to which could be added medallions, or panels, honoring McDowell, Wells and Sims. It has been repeatedly urged that we are not as loyal to our profession as the homeopaths, who have erected such a fine monument to Hahnemann. But scientific medicine is not founded on any one man, no matter how great he may have been. I feel sure contributions would flow in faster if such a memorial to American medicine was contemplated. The three I have named made discoveries and instituted operations that have revolutionized surgery, and so, surely deserve a place on such a monument. The profession here have recently subscribed $500 to the fund, but I have heard many doctors express a wish that the
Davis TD. Aut Rush Aut Nullus. JAMA. 1898;XXX(15):873. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440670061017
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