ditions, the correction of the case at hand in a manner which will give the most efficient
service, reproduce the permanent beauty, the gaining of necessary aesthetic attributes,
and restoration of the structures as near as possible to natures own perfection.
This is the watchword of the student of to-day, the inculcation into his daily life of
those permanent principles and qualities, which will make of him a man ardent in his
desire to be of use to his fellowman. ddie giving by him of such service as can only
be attained by the strict conformance to the doctrine of the best. To point to the
heights, to indicate the opportunity and demand for ascent, the struggle that affords
strength for continued effort, to present the helps and helpers beside the pathway, to
suggest the practices whereby higher motive is developed, to show what constant up¬
ward movement accomplishes, to guide to that condition wherein admixt the rarer at¬
mosphere of the larger thought the ideal nears accomplishment is the earnest hope
endeavor and desire of the true dental surgeon.
A life well spent in its search for the attainment of these greater qualities can have
said of it, when its days of usefulness are over, that there is no bitterness of defeat, no
failure of its purposes, and as the sun sets on its waning spirit, that it looks in from the
rim of the western horizon, and at evening time there is light.
—Chas. Golsan Segars