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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:
The Adams County (Ills.) Medical Society, on February 8, presented the following testimonials to its senior member:"Last week occurred the fiftieth anniversary of the doctorate of Dr. Francis Drude, an honored member and past-president of the society, he having graduated from the University of Berlin on the second day of February, 1842."When fifty years of active work in a profession so exacting and laborious and subject to so much risk and exposure as that of medicine still finds a man in the full possession of his mental vigor and retaining his early enthusiasm in scientific pursuits, the event is sufficiently rare and interesting to command especial notice."The Adams County Medical Society therefore gladly avails itself of the privilege of congratulating Dr. Drude upon reaching his golden anniversary, and to express and record the hope that it
Rook CW. Public Health Department.-Reply. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(8):241–242. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411120029014
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