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Of Tomorrow

F. J. L. Blasingame, MD
JAMA. 1964;189(7):553-554. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070070025006.
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THE PAST IS SPENT, and we have but fragments of it in memory and history. The future is not with us—always ahead. We possess only the vital, vivid present—the now, this moment as it passes. But we should have vision and anticipate our tomorrow. Of such are our dreams, and why not dream?

Medicine has a rich past, enjoys a vigorous present, and can play a great role in tomorrow. As man cleans the cobwebs of confusion, fear, and ignorance from his mind, a sense of value of health is coming upon the scene in human affairs. Health speaks a universal language: individually to each of us and collectively to all of us.

Within the short span of lives of most of us, we have witnessed a great burst of knowledge that has given power to medicine, transformed its character, and expanded its mission and its meaning. The capacity to

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