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August 1953


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From the Department of Internal Medicine of the College of Medicine, State University of Iowa.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(2):153-161. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240200003001

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FOREWORD  This is the text of an address delivered in Oklahoma City, May 1, 1953, at the installation of a chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha of the Medical School of the University of Oklahoma.The text with subject matter is of urgent importance which unfortunately does not get often enough into medical journals. Every reader will find it charming and thought provoking.Paul S. Rhoads, M.D.THE OCCASION of the installation of an Alpha Omega Alpha chapter is a fitting time to take a broad view of some of the central problems of morals, ethics, and humanities in medicine. This honor society, emphasizing scholarship, has grown in stature because it recognized students with especially high qualities. It is an honor to present this address and I begin it by congratulating your Alma Mater on this symbol of excellence and you who have been chosen to uphold what should be every

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