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April 26, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480170039009

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Last week nearly one-third of the members of the medical profession of St. Louis gathered in a testimonial banquet to one of their number who had just completed fifty years as a medical teacher. Dr. Gregory, the recipient of this honor, is an ex-president of the American Medical Association and has received many positions of honor and responsibility from his fellows, showing that he has always been held in high esteem. This fact is what prompted his confrères to show their appreciation of the man. It was not because he had done some great deed, nor because he was a great surgeon or a great scientist, but because he had been honest, faithful, hard working and unselfish during all these years of professional work. In honoring Dr. Gregory, the profession of St. Louis honored itself. This spontaneous exhibition of fraternalism shows a spirit that is typical of the highest and

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