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"That which has led us to where we are is not the beckoning of a plump and genial angel . . . but shrewd prods from the sharp stick of necessity." The author's thesis, in this the Prosser-White Oration before the St. Johns Hospital Dermatological Society, is that diseases as a goad to thought have been among the most active agents in the making of the mind and that among diseases few have been so powerful in this respect as diseases of the skin. The development historically of this thesis constitutes the body of this most interesting address. M. C.
Disease, Gadfly of the Mind.. Ann Intern Med. ;9:96–97. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-1-96_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(1):96-97.
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