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Originally published abroad in 1968, Sir Macfarlane Burnet's autobiography was reviewed then in several journals of international circulation. A long critical review may not be needed now; my comments should serve chiefly to bring this American edition to the notice of potential readers who were not aware of its first publication.
Burnet's story is very unlike that recent one from another Nobelist, James Watson's breezy, breathy tale of chicks in the Cambridge alleys, of competitors doublyhelixed in the race to discover the structure of DNA. It covers years rather than months; it does not focus only on a single, highly
Changing Patterns: An Atypical Autobiography.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:1050. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1050_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1050.
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