WILLIAM A. NEILL, M.D.
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You wouldn't guess that my friend inherited the business, the way he fusses over its every detail, as if he had brought it up from seed. He isn't like some others who settle easily into their good fortune, drift along successfully enough but leave you wondering how they'd have made their way under any other circumstances. His father, whom I didn't know, is said to have been the source of the family work ethic. Drilled it into his son (as if that were necessary—the heredity alone was enough), then died young. Worked himself to death was the judgment I can
WILLIAM A. NEILL. Medical Advice My Friend Got. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-279
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):279.
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