LESLIE N. GAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Some years ago Dr. Abraham Flexner of the Rockefeller Institute, in conversation with the late Mr. George Eastman, asked him whom he regarded as the most useful worker in science in the world. Mr. Eastman replied without the least hesitation, "Marconi." Dr. Flexner surprised him by saying, "Whatever pleasure we derive from the radio or however wireless and the radio may have added to human life, Marconi's share was practically negligible." Mr. Eastman, a far-seeing and philanthropic gentleman, was planning to devote his vast fortune to the promotion of education in useful and exact sciences. He asked Dr. Flexner for
GAY LN. THE INTEGRATION OF THE EXACT SCIENCES IN ALLERGY RESEARCH1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:53–64. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-53
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