Excerpt from The San Francisco Medical Press, Vol. 6: April, 1864
In conclusion, then, gentlemen, from what has been said, you see that the profession you have chosen is one which con tains within itself all those principles which are calculated to awaken and develop those nobler qualities which dignify the human heart - and not only this, but to those of you who are emulous of scientific honors, there is Opened an arena, where, by proper industry and keen research, unfading laurels may yet be won, laurels which far transcend those which are awarded to the conqueror whom death has spared on the battle-field - and to those of you who may be imbued with such an ambition, I would here hold up, as examples worthy of your imitation, the careers of Vesalius and Bichat, the former to whom anatomy owes a great part of her present advancement, to whose scalpel are due many of her noblest facts -and when you remember that Vesa lius pursued his studies amidst the most violent persecutions, '
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