WINSTON F. HARRISON, M.D., C.M.
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The concept "Genius" in medicine is difficult to formulate and to define accurately. That genius is a natural gift, something born within a man, the word itself implies. Some would define it as a spontaneous faculty of the mind which accomplishes remarkable things without apparent effort. Yet the genius that has won the greatest and most enduring success has been joined with tireless industry and painstaking. There is an old saying that genius consists in sufficient patience. For convenience let us think here of the word as designating great men in medical history who, whatever their status may be to
HARRISON WF. Medical Genius and Contemporary Criticism. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:928–942. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-928
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(9):928-942.
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