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nately, lack of time and equipment prevented a full physiological

i n v e s t i g a t i o n o f t h i s case.
I have mentioned these later observations, not because they are
of any importance in themselves, but to show that, even in one
clinic, t h e p r o b l e m s a r e legion. I feel c o n v i n c e d t h a t w e
h a v e in D u b l i n t h e m e n c a p a b l e of s u c c e s s f u l l y a t t a c k i n g c l i n i c a l
r e s e a r c h p r o b l e m s a n d t h a t a l l w e n e e d is t h e w h e r e w i t h a l t o
f i n a n c e t h e w o r k . P e r h a p s i t is n o t t o o m u c h to h o p e t h a t b e f o r e
t h e e n d o f o n e ' s d a y s one m a y see t h i s c i t y , a s i n t h e d a y s o f
C o r r i g a n a n d G r a v e s a n d S t o k e s , a c t i v e once a g a i n in r e s e a r c h
in c l i n i c a l m e d i c i n e .
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Prof. F. R. Fraser, M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine in the
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