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The Encouragement of Medical Discovery

Nature volume 113, pages 710711 (17 May 1924) | Download Citation



IT is high time that this great subject should receive the fullest consideration from every point of view. By “discovery” I mean any advance, however small, in general knowledge; and by medical science I mean all those branches of science which help in preventing or curing human diseases. There is no science which is more germane to every living person than this. Advances in it have already been great and rapid; and I can see no reason why we may not expect some day to subjugate almost every malady, from cancer to coryza, which now persecutes us. But in the meantime we continue to suffer or we die by millions.

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