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It is unusual for a lecture or group of lectures to appear in book form and to carry- as these do- the impact of the original presentation. These talks to groups of medical students, given over the years at Commencement exercises and on other occasions, have been brought together and arranged topically, and in oto explore the making of the true doctor, his responsibilities and opportunities. Liberally sprinkled with humor and anecdote, the essays stre the importance of developing the whole man and expanding his horizons. Among the qualities a doctor should have are compassion, humility, and a mind of his own. Dr. Gregg explores the need for clarity in one's own thinking, and the ability to communicate those thoughts, as well as discriminating intelligently among the surfeit of articles appearing each month in journals. He also advocates travel, when possible, the constant rejuvenation brought by new people and new ways of thinking, as educational factors combatting the narrowness of specialization. This warm and wi book uses a medical man's experiences, but it should not be limited to medical students and doctors. It is really a handbook for everyone seeking a rich and meaningful life.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1957
Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press