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MEDICINE AS A PROFESSION
DANIEL W. WEAVER, M.D.
PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL OFFICER, PENSION EXAMINING SURGEON, MEMBER OF
THE ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY, ETC.
E. W. WEAVER, PD.M.
VOCATIONS FOR GIRLS, ETC.
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO
H707 W36 1917
The final proofs of this book were completed on November 5th, 1917. Shortly after midnight on the
morning of that day
Luther Oberlin Weaver aged 18 years, 7 months, 24 days, a graduate of the
Brooklyn Boys' High School,
who had assisted in collecting material for these pages, was sent at the time of the destruction of the U. S. patrol boat Alcedo by a German submarine, to his last sleep in an unmarked grave somewhere in the broad Atlantic far from the quiet churchyard where rest the ten generations of descendants of his German ancestors who took refuge from oppression in the American wild
By his enlistment at the outbreak of the war, he was compelled to decline a proferred college scholarship because, as he expressed it, “my obligations to my country must be put before my claims to her bounty." To his memory this book is dedicated and with this dedication the hope is expressed that whether in peaceful pursuits or dangers of war, the coming generations to whom are accorded the generous benefits of our public schools and colleges will give themselves as unselfishly to the service of humanity as did this young man and his twenty associates who sacrificed themselves in their efforts to make the world safer for democracy.