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In our society the professional in almost every field has come to occupy a relatively high place in the hierarchy of public esteem. The ultimate standard of comparison of any performance is with that of the "old pro," to use this somewhat familiar but respectful terminology. The "old pro" is experienced, efficient, and highly skillful, yet somehow conservative and not given to showing off.
Such an "old pro," in its best sense, was Dr. Morris Greenberg, a professional epidemiologist who was for many years Director, Bureau of Preventable Diseases, New York City Department of Health. In this position he had
Studies in Epidemiology: Selected Papers of Morris Greenberg, M.D.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-350_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):350.
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