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Gentlemen: This nineteenth century is pre-eminently a period of advance in thought and practice. Even theology has been forced to abandon many of her strongholds and adapt herself to changed conditions. Science has exposed many fallacies and unfolded a multitude of new truths. Medicine has upheld her standard well in the front ranks and shown men how to prevent and disperse diseases once deemed a necessary and inevitable penance for the race. In short all departments of learning have conformed to the requirements of the active, inquiring, analytic nineteenth century brain. Whither this spirit of intelligence will ultimately lead us we cannot know, but in medicine, at least, we will set no limits or boundaries to the onward march of its intelligence and the intellectual and moral light which is to illuminate for us all the dark nooks of our chosen and beloved profession. Looking back upon the work of
GREENE CL. THE RELATION OF DRUGGIST AND PHYSICIAN. Read at the June meeting of the Ramsey County Medical Society, St. Paul, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):718–721. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250012001c
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