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April 2, 1892

A Leap-Year Birthday

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(14):435. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411180027012

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Abstract

—Dr. Lewis A. Sayre was born in New Jersey, on the 29th of February, 1820. The present year saw the return of his eighteenth birthday, and yet his hair is gray. His friends aver that his heart is only eighteen years old and boyish, while his knowledge of orthopædics is such as fits well a veteran of seventy-two. A little sonnet by the rector of his church was sent him on his birthday which ends while singing,

" Eighteen, dear friend, or seventy-two, Whiche'er it be, good luck to you."

The following is a copy of the Bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Mr. Caldwell, entitled:

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