Valedictory Address to the Graduates of the Medical Department of Pennsylvania College : Delivered at the Public Commencement, March 5, 1856 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Valedictory Address to the Graduates of the Medical Department of Pennsylvania College: Delivered at the Public Commencement, March 5, 1856 It is my pleasing duty, gentlemen, to welcmne you into the ranks of our ancient and noble profession, and to extend to you the congratulations and good wishes of your late instructors upon your assumption of its honors and responsibilities. Our task of care and charge is over. You have reached the great epoch in your lives which marks the close of youth and pupil age - the entrance upon manhood and the career of active life. The relations which have so long united us are now about to be finally severed. You leave us for the arena of manly struggle; and, with a few parting words of counsel and encouragement, it remains for us only to bid you an affectionate farewell. Standing, as you do, upon the threshold of your profession, I cannot permit you to take a further step, without earnestly entreating you well to weigh its duties, requirements, and objects. If you are entering it with a View to pecuniary advantage alone, you will probably encounter disappointment, you will certainly receive no adequate recompense for the sacrifice of personal case which you are about to entail upon yourselves. Unless you are animated by a true enthusiasm for your art, and are sustained by a genuine philanthropy in practising it, you have badly chosen your pursuit in life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 05 Mar 2018
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