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OCT 23 1907
The Physician and Surgeon
A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL.
SOME NEW CONCEPTIONS OF THE LIVING CELL: ITS
BY VICTOR C. VAUGHAN, PH. D., M. D., LL. D., ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.
PROFESSOR OF HYGIENE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, DIRECTOR OF THE HYGIENIC LABORATORY, AND
Mr. Chancellor, Members of the Faculty, and Students: When I received from my friend, your worthy Dean, an invitation to address you on this occasion, I delayed my reply for some days, during which I seriously debated the question with myself. On the one hand, the memory of previous delightful visits to you and the anticipation of again being with you urged me to accept; while the consciousness that I was not prepared with an address suitable to the occasion, admonished. me that the proper thing to do was to decline. However, when I recalled the indulgence with which you had received my former efforts, the decision was reached, and I now have to offer you my best, fully conscious that it is not good enough, and that you will again have opportunity to exercise your charity.
Something more than fifteen years have passed since I had the honor of being the guest of the University of Toronto, and I wish to say that it is with great pleasure that I have today seen the great advance that has been made by this noble institution during that time. I first came here to rejoice with my friend, Professor Ramsay Wright, on the completion of his biological laboratory, and it is a gratification now to see that this laboratory has more than fulfilled the promises. made at that time. The research work of its eminent director, of Professor McCallum, and others, have carried the name of the Univer
* Opening address before the Medical Department of the University of Toronto, October 4, 1905. Reproduced by courtesy of The Canadian Journal of Medicine and Surgery.