Excerpt from Lecture Introductory to the Course of Theory and Practice of Medicine in the Medical Department of Pennsylvania College, Philadelphia: For the Session 1844-45
If, then, gentlemen, it shall be, that we are to become associated as pupils and teachers - to become, to each other, the givers and recipients of medical knowledge, until you receive the seal and parchments of this Institution, and become physicians, - physicians who will take honourable and useful posts in various sections of our country; or become the soldier's or the sailor's comfort; or a pioneer in heathen lands to battle with unchecked and aggravated disease.
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