For the privilege of being here today and participating in the activities of this occasion, please accept my sincere appreciation. For me it is an additional pleasure and source of pride to realize that this lecture is given under the auspices of the American Medical Association and to honor again the great pioneer pediatrician, Abraham Jacobi. In his way and in his time, he was a revolutionary who left his native country and was briefly in jail for his political and social philosophy. If he were alive, I am sure that he would look with interest and perhaps favor on some of the things happening today, particularly those initiated and planned by students. This is particularly true for those student accomplishments which leave marks and initiate changes on institutions, their faculty, and their curricula. Many such changes are happening currently in medical schools all over the country. We cannot help
Christie A. Abraham Jacobi Award AddressCommunity Medicine Programs—1971, Vanderbilt Students in Appalachia. Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(1):1–5. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110070051001
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