A Testament
"I consider Mr. Maxim to be one of the greatest benefactors the world has ever known."
"You have prevented more men from dying of old age than any other man that ever lived."

--- Lord Salisbury,
in a dinner held in 1900
to honor Hiram Maxim,
inventor of the machine gun,
as quoted in the
London Review of Books,
10 January 2011
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