The marvelous rapid growth, which has spread its iron threads, as a spider's web, over mountains and valleys and mighty rivers, in fewer years, than the aeons of time, in which nature has channeled her water-courses—which builds a million-peopled metropolis upon a waste plain within a human generation—and which runs the gamut of social development from the ragged barefoot of the frontiersman's cabin to the cultured man of science, as a musician would a chromatic scale, may well cause one to pause in his intended teachings, who comes hither from the part of our country, which we, who live there, think so old— the narrow strip of coast-line whereon our forefathers rested with their children, before they began their giant strides towards the west. The courteous invitation to assist at the formal opening ceremony of this new hospital, coupled with the request to say something about the hobby I have
GIHON AL. THE HOSPITAL: AN ELEMENT AND EXPONENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION.An address delivered at the formal opening of the new Hospital of the University of Michigan Jan. 20, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(13):375–381. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411170001001
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