Poem at the centennial anniversary dinner
of the Massachusetts Medical Society

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Title

Poem at the centennial anniversary dinner
of the Massachusetts Medical Society

Subject

Poetry
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Massachusetts Medical Society

Description

Holmes recited this poem at the anniversary celebration of the Society, held on June 8, 1881, and it was subsequently printed in the Boston medical and surgical journal. The poem contrasts the fortunes of priests, lawyers, and physicians but “I have not hesitated to emphasize those specially belonging to the medical profession. I owe to my friends the physicians so much more than the practice of medicine owes to me that I feel at liberty to praise their calling without reserve, but no more than I think its due.”

Abstract

Introduction of the poem written and presented by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) for the centennial anniversary of the Massachusetts Medical Society

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Date Created

1881

Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (B MS b6.2)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002196

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

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Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “Poem at the centennial anniversary dinner
of the Massachusetts Medical Society,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6295.

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