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“I look for the time when our courts of law shall punish cities and villages, for permitting any of the sources of bilious and malignant fevers to exist within their jurisdiction.” — Benj. Rush.
“There are people who think that every thing may be done, if the doer, be he educator or physician, be only called in season. No doubt; but in season would often be a hundred or two years before the child was born, and people never send so early as that.” – 0. W. HOLMES.
“In a wide sense, the science of public hygiene enlists the services of the people themselves, in continuous efforts at self-improvement; of the teachers of the people, to inculcate the best rules of life and action; of physicians, in preventing as well as curing disease ; and of law-givers, to legalize and enforce measures of health preservation.” — Wilson, Handbook of Hygiene.
BEING THE CENTENNIAL DISCOURSE DELIVERED BEFORE
THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS,
PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER, 1876.
TO THE MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED MASTER IN MEDICINE,
LOUIS, Whose noble example will always lead every honest scholar to a reverent regard for scientific truth ; whose works have been to me a stimulus to patient labors in my profession, and whose friendship
was to me a life-long delight; and
TO MY LIVING ASSOCIATES,
My Professional Brethren throughout these United States, without whose courtesy and cordial co-operation it would have
been impossible for me to prepare it,
I respectfully and gratefully dedicate this Centennial Discourse.
HENRY I. BOWDITCH.
Boston, March, 1877.