MARTEN TEN HOOR
When a layman enters the professional presence of a physician, he does so in humility, and possibly even in fear and trembling. Since even a philosopher or a student of philosophy cannot endure the toothache or any other ache patiently, he must also occasionally enter this imposing presence and he too cannot but experience this feeling of timidity, a timidity not unlike that of the penitent approaching the confessional, since it has for its cause fear of the coming diagnosis and of the subsequent prescription of treatment. When a student of philosophy has the temerity to address a whole "College"
TEN HOOR M. The Scientific Spirit1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:474–481. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-5-474
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