GEORGE MORRIS PIERSOL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It has become one of the customs and traditions of the American College of Physicians each year to accord to the retiring President the privilege of formally addressing the society. As I undertake to fulfill this pleasant obligation I heartily wish that I possessed the sagacity and skill of the late Dr. Francis Delafield who, on the occasion of the first meeting of the Association of American Physicians, delivered an address that rivalled in completeness, wisdom and brevity the oft quoted Gettysburg speech of the immortal Lincoln. Dr. Delafield's remarks occupy a little short of one page of the transactions
PIERSOL GM. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1–9. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):1-9.
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