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This pamphlet of fifty pages marks the somewhat tardy organization of an alumni association, at the Athens of our Eastern slope, of the oldest American university's medical department. The President, Dr. J. R. Chadwick, delivered the principal address at the first banquet, in which he points out the advantages ensuing from university affiliations to professional education. He concluded his remarks by offering the sentiment from the Talmud, which calls to mind the first aphorism of Hippocrates, " The time is short, the work is great, the reward is also great, and the master presses: it is not incumbent upon thee to complete the work, but thou must not therefore cease from it." Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes sent a letter of regrets, which is printed. In it he speaks of himself quaintly, as being the sole survivor of that primeval Faculty of medicine which he entered in 1847. He says: " I know
Bulletin of the Harvard Medical School Association. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(4):110. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411080020006
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