The Late George Derby, M.D

C. Ellis
1874 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Second, they undertake the task in the spirit of generous cooperation, each appreciating the peculiarities of all the rest, and magnanimously striving to utilize, rather than oppose, the diversities of temperament, taste and opinion which inevitably exist among men. Third, thoy enter on the labor with a genuine love of truth. The facts of medicine must be clearly observed, the very fabric, the parenchyma, of the mind, must come in contact ut every point, that un accurate impression may be
more » ... ession may be obtained; even as the sculptor, in making a cast, takes pains that his clay shall touch every part of the surface, that the work may be true to life. This observation of facts is the basis of all our knowledge; the foundation thus laid wo advance by the applicution of renson to them. In determining questions of science, the mind must bo divested of all prejudice, must not bo tied to any exclusive dogmas, nor be determined to swear in the words of any particular muster. " Tho love of truth und fairness in searching for it " are both essential to good progress. We should approach our study with the purpose of a judge, not of an advocate. Ono result of such work is a growing humility. The mind is observing the work of tho Almighty and seeking to got an understanding of His infinite ways. It is only tho very young student who can boast of his knowledge, and spread the gay feathers of conceit and self-satisfuction. In the spirit of such considerations, we now dedicate those school-rooms to tho study of true medical science. After tho address, speeches wero mude by tho Rev. Edw. Y. Hincks, of the State Street Church; tho Hon. Wm. Thomas, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representativos; the Hon. Israel AVnshburn, Jr., Collector of the Port; and Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Children in tho Medicul School of Muino; representing, respectively, theology, law, commerce and medicine. The speakers were all very happy in their remarks, which were received with great favor by the audience. Finally, the assembly, by invitation of the teachers, sat down to an elegant and bountiful supper at the Falmouth Hotel, where further remarks wero made by Mr. A. A. Strout, Hon. W. L. Putnam and others. Tho summer term commenced the next day, a goodly number of students being in attendance. Systematic daily recitations are held, familiar lectures and demonstrations regularly given, nmple clinical advantages afforded and ubundunt fucilitics given for the study of practical anatomy. At present, there are twelve instructors:-Drs. Dana, T. A. Foster, Tewksbury, Weeks, Grcono, Hunt, Gerrish, French, Gordon, Small, B. B. Foster, and Bray; and, if one may judge from tho manner in which a beginning has been mudo, their nnticinutions of u successful course will be more than realized. Gamma.
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