HUBERT WINSTON SMITH
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If you are a strict individualist, you will think of law as a giant roof, pretty far above the ground, and mainly useful to shelter us from storms. You will be glad to see it kept high above our heads, even at the expense of having a little rain blow in occasionally. I think all Anglo-Saxons have something of this feeling. We do not care to surrender individuality or idiosyncrasy to gain a saltless Utopia.
But whatever may be the occasional conflict between individual freedom of expression and the social good, there need not be the serious contradiction that some
SMITH HW. PREFACE. Ann Intern Med. ;18:447–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-447
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):447-448.
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