R. H. KAMPMEIER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft times no connexion. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which Wisdom builds,
Till smooth'd, and squared, and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
(The Task—William Cowper)
Sir William Osler wrote, "Thucydides it was who said of the Greeks that they possessed 'the power of thinking before they acted,
KAMPMEIER RH. The Medical Scholar and His Dilemma. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:153–158. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):153-158.
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