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April 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(15):946. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480150040011

In his recent article entitled "Some Noteworthy Scholars,"1 Daniel C. Gilman, formerly president of the Johns Hopkins University, emphasizes that "the merit of a university, in the long run, depends upon the men who are called upon to conduct it." In the course of the organization and development of the university at Baltimore, Mr. Gilman came into familiar relations with many noteworthy scholars who came to the university as guests and delivered open lectures on various subjects. As he recounts in a charming manner some of the peculiarities and traits of the scholars he has known, we meet with the following splendid estimate of the services of scholars: "They and" their peers, at home and abroad, are the men by whose learning, investigation and publications, society is carried forward. The world applauds the heroes of great struggles, and it does so rightly; it showers its plaudits upon the great