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JAMA. 1906;XLVI(17):1254-1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510440008001a.
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"Sed opertet privatis utilitatibus publicas, mortalibus æternas anteferre; multoque diligentius muneri suo consulere, quam facultatibus."


Humanitarian Service.  —From time immemorial the medical profession has been in search of ways and means to reduce the sum of human suffering in its efforts to prevent and treat disease.The physicians of all times, more than any other class of men, have devoted a large part of their time, talents and energies to promote the happiness, welfare and usefulness of their fellow-beings without any expectation of a pecuniary gain for their unselfish, self-imposed and often arduous task.The philanthropic spirit has always animated medical men and their organizations, large and small. A liberal part of the transactions of the medical societies throughout the entire civilized world is devoted to subjects which have a bearing on the prophylaxis of disease. The public will never realize the vast amount of work that has


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