JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):245-247. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210040001001.
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The health of any community, or of any country, is its most valuable asset. The truth of this proposition applies with special force to the Philippine Islands, where so much has been lost, so much delayed, and so much is to be gained by health conditions. If cholera, rinderpest and surra had not appeared in these islands, the historian would have had quite a different story to tell. These diseases are, in a large measure, responsible for the depression in business, the timidity of capital, and the spirit of unrest of which we have already heard too much.

Medical science holds the key to the prosperity of the Philippine Islands, and on every doctor here rests an individual responsibility so great that its magnitude can not be measured. Whatever may be the relative importance of the medical man in other parts of the world, he, and the profession he represents,


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