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March 8, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(10):650-651. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480100026006

We are too apt to take a pessimistic view of things in relation to the medical profession; we are so conscious of our failure to be what we ought, or what we would like, to be that the gloomy aspect often unduly colors our outlook on medical conditions. It is not altogether bad if it but makes us duly modest and causes us to strive for more satisfactory conditions, but it is well to occasionally look on the bright side. There are many reasons for this and we believe never more than at present.

The address of Dr. Foshay1 in this issue is in this tone and, while it is of special local interest, it will also interest many in every part of the country. It points to a new era in medicine, not one to come at some future time, but a new era that has already dawned. We