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Few diseases present greater difficulties in the way of diagnosis than malignant endocarditis, difficulties which in many cases are practi- cally insurmountable. It is no disparagement to the many skilled physicians who have put their cases upon record to say that, in fully one-half the diagnosis was made post mortem.
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle.
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