Excerpt from An Address Before the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, at Its First Annual Communication, in Raleigh, April, 1850
In this connection, I may be allowed to refer to instances of heroism, manifested by the profession, amidst thehorrors and dangers of ... the pestilence, which recently spread death and deso lation over many portions of our land. I allude, of course, to the Cholera. The Physician in this hour of dismay, when the public mind quailed with fear, maintained the post of honor and duty - he met the pestilence which walked in darkness and braved the destruction which wasteth at noonday; inspired, not like the soldier on the battle-field, by the strains of martial music, by his leader's example and word of command but ani mated by a disinterested sense of duty, with a confiding trust in the protection of Providence, be promptly obeyed the call of distress, and with noiseless tread, as well in the hovels of the poor and the crowded hospitals, as in the chamber of the Opu lent, fearlessly exposed himself to the thick and unseen shafts of the pestilence, to rescue his fellow-man from its remorseless grasp; and in the unequal con¿ict not unfrequently fell a Vic tim to his noble exertions in the cause of suffering humanity. Recollections like these fill the medical heart with pride and sorrow. This dauntless devotion to duty challenges the admira: tion of mankind, and entitles the Physician to a greener laurel than ever decked the warrior's brow. Let us then be stimulated by these proud examples to be just to ourselves, and true to the public; let us cherish a generous rivalry to make full and ample preparation for the discharge of the various duties we owe to the communities in which we may reside - for a summary of which I beg leave to refer you to our excellent Code of Ethics.
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