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October 19, 1901

The Banquet to Dr. N. S. Davis.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(16):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470420038014

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Hartford, Conn., Oct. 12, 1901.

To the Editor:  —The testimonial banquet to Dr. Davis, so warm and appreciative in its recognition of his great service to medicine, and to medical men, failed to note the real monument which he has been building for the future.The recent great advances of science have pointed out the wisdom and prescience of the persistent and insistent efforts of Dr. Davis to make known the dangers from the use of alcohol. For nearly half a century from laboratory and clinical experience he has called attention to the errors and delusions which have invested the alcoholic problem.Dr. Rush, the great physician of the last century, is more often quoted to-day and is more vividly remembered for his statements of the nature of alcohol and the diseases which follow than for any other work he did.Condelac, a noted French philosopher of the eighteenth century,

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