If one gets sufficiently old, he has just about everything happen to him eventually—some bad and some good. In the latter category I can say that being your chairman this year gives me great pleasure and happiness. It swings the balance heavily to the good side, and I am most grateful. It is bitter-sweet only in so far as perforce I must address you. The chairman customarily selects a socioeconomic, ethical, philosophical, or educational subject, but I am told that it is in order to present just a plain medical paper. This latter has been my choice.
A city slicker was buying a cow from a farmer and asked him about the pedigree of the cow. The farmer said he did not know. He then asked the farmer what the fat content of the cow's milk was, and the farmer did not know that either. The farmer said, however,
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