J. R. E.
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During a recent vacation from college my daughter announced that she had to spend the evening "doing genetics and ironing." Now here is a phrase that epitomizes the situation of all of us—modern men caught up in the accelerating whirl of the scientific revolution, modern physicians faced with the challenge of understanding molecular disease. My daughter studies genetics in order to comprehend the new world in which she lives; she does her ironing to prepare for practical social living. Modern man is buffeted by a veritable hurricane of new scientific knowledge of the macrocosm and microcosm and struggles to trim
E. JR. "Genetics and Ironing," or the Two Cultures and the Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:523–524. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-523
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):523-524.
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