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May 1959

Introductory Remarks, Afternoon Session

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;97(5_PART_II):709-710. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070010711008

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It is a distinct honor for me to serve as the Chairman of this program which includes several of the world's leading biochemists, particularly in the lipide field. I have a rule which I usually follow when I serve as Chairman of a program with several speakers; that rule is that I utter no words of praise concerning a speaker when I introduce him and no words of praise of the paper after he is finished. I adopted that rule long ago because I observed that most speakers are human beings, and, being such, they vary widely among themselves in the excellence of the research they have carried out and in their ability to present it. In other words to put it bluntly, some papers are better than others.

I have taken this moment in order to explain, for the benefit of the other speakers, that I am going to

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