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May 1961

The Centennial Lectures Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of E. R. Squibb & Sons

Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(5):790. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620050156024

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In 1959 E. R. Squibb and Sons, celebrating their centennial, got a committee of American physicians to find for them sixteen scientists who had done useful work in medicine or biology to give some talks in a program of visiting lectureships at various medical schools. The lectures given under these auspices are now collected with a portrait of each lecturer and are printed in a handsome volume. This makes an interesting collection which reflects the regions of accomplishment in research which characterize the modern epoch in medicine. While the selection narrows the scope and introduces an artificial slant, this kind of survey of current progress in medicine and biology gives us a good look at the major fields of activity. The performers were all stars by definition. Half were from the United States and half were from abroad. The first four papers dealt in a general way with the ecology

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