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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.

IN AMERICA:

BEING THE CENTENNIAL DISCOURSE DELIVERED BEFORE

THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS,

PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER, 1876.

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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.

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