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There are no new truths, but there may be new phases of that which is old. Progress means the development of new applications through invention and study. Onward and upward is the direction in which the scientific world moves, and no one dares forestall the possibility of discovery in medicine that awaits the higher intelligence. The bases of the unknown triumphs which will be the happy surprises for the future have their preparations in the knowledge and handiwork of the present. The tools increase in delicacy, and number and become more and more adapted to the work of attaining the ideal of crafty man. Methods of using old forces for pleasure or service in the arts and the sciences have greatly changed, and the evolution is for good. The betterment is often a question for doubt by the pessimists, but judged from the standpoint of the universe, not by the
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