SOCIAL FORCES OF TODAY AND THE FUTURE OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
President's Address read before the Detroit Academy of Medicine, Oct. 11, 1898.BY DAVID INGLIS, M.D.DETROIT, MICH.
Fellows of the Academy:
—The annual presidential address is, by common custom, devoted to the consideration of general rather than special matters, and it seems, therefore, fitting, tonight, to consider such a subject as I have stated.Our fathers in theology hewed each other valiantly in trying to reconcile the problems of free will and foreordination; our scientific friends are even now in an endless contention over the relative influence, on the individual, of heredity and environment. Insoluble problems as these are, there is yet a compromise solution. We can not separate the two factors; both work their results together. Life and conduct are the tangential results of double sets of forces. Today the struggle of individualism and socialism affords another illustration