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C. F. TAYLOR, M.D., Editor and Publisher.
A. L. RUSSELL, M.D.,)
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J. C. ROMMEL, M.D., )
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THE MEDICAL WORLD”
us open up the instrument cabinet and the
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VOL. XXXI JANUARY, 1913
usefulness, let us get some new and modern
ones. Let us make a sphygmomanometer,
The New Year for You.
since it'teaches so much and is now an in-
Once again we face a new year. We've expensiv piece of very useful apparatus.
been facing the same kind of thing for Plenty of other things that we know of
years, and yet it seems new every time it will come to mind in this connection.
comes around. It's always new, like the Let us burnish up our knowledge. We
ninth or nineteenth baby. As we all desire need a few books, every doctor needs a few
to make our lives successful, to feel that books every year. Look over your library
the world is better for our having lived, and our book reviews and see what you
to know that others believe so, let us re- need to assist you in giving your patients
member that each year, and, indeed, each the best possible service. Make yourself
day, is entirely new. That is to say, the up to date; it will be a great satisfaction to
future is always before us and we have you, as well as a help to your patients, and
the time and opportunity to make of it it cannot fail to pay financially.
almost what we will, there being, of course, Old views of medical science and art pass
limitations to all of us, or we would long away as scientific medicin progresses on-
ago have made this commonplace, mundane ward toward that goal of perfection that
sphere an ideal abode.
we all seek. And as our science and art