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—The recent public addresses of England's greatest living orator have excited surprise at the virility and endurance of a man who has entered on his eighty-fifth year. The Lancet has noticed that Mr. Gladstone is apparently as calm after one of his great two hour speeches, as if he had accomplished some ordinary everyday duty, that he takes his dinner just as usual after it, and has a night's sleep as if nothing had happened. His voice has not all of its early vigor, but it is fully at the orator's command and can ring out roundly when the key of eloquence and deep feeling is touched. It is worthy of note that this truly great man maintains down to this late phase of his experience his truly high estimate of the medical profession. In one of his recent addresses he went out of his way, almost, to indicate this
Mr. Gladstone on the Physician's Recompense. JAMA. 1893;XX(22):617–618. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420490021013
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