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February 11, 1893

RESULTS OF MILITARY SERVICE AS EXEMPLIFIED BY CASES FOUND IN THE NATIONAL MILITARY HOMES.Read at the First Meeting of the Wisconsin Society of National Guard Surgeons, at the Milwaukee Military Home.

JAMA. 1893;XX(6):142-145. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420330004001a

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Gentlemen:—It would not be consistent, either with a proper respect for you or a fair consideration of the subject involved, to give you this paper without an apology, felt more by me than it can possibly be by you, for now, in the presence of my peers, I am weak indeed. Words fail to express the gratitude for the honor conferred by your attendance here—yet, in the presence of one of the most eminent surgeons in the world, judge of my embarrassment in attempting anything; but, as I have always been used to obey, I will try to do the very best I can, and hope that I shall be able to do that which will make you feel repaid for the trouble you have taken to be with us to-day. If I succeed I will thank you, and the account will be fully settled. How little do we know

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