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Dr. Krieg, an eminent neuroanatomist writing as a father to a fictional son, gives his view of academic life in the medical sciences. After a few words on the common observation that professors earn less money than practitioners, he considers the demands placed upon the teacher and investigator, and how to prepare for these tasks. After his fictional son has gotten an appointment, Dr. Krieg advises him on such matters as how to choose research topics, how to write papers, and how to enjoy wine, women, and art on a modest income.
His Letters, written with the sophistication of a
Letters to My Son.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1069. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1069_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1069.
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