THE LONDON HOSPITAL MEDICAL COLLEGE

1886 The Lancet  
649 olely for the good of his country and for posterity. He had no idea of immediate profit, either for himself or his contemporaries. He drew his modest salary as inspector-general of roads and bridges (for he was an official cf the state department of Ponts et Chaussees), but looked to no further profit. He lived barely long enough to see the resin flow from his first plantings. He pointed out, as it were, the way to the promised land, but, for himself, he only saw the promised land in his
more » ... ised land in his mind's eye.' It is good for us to bear this fact in mind, for many reformers of the
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