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July 7, 2004


JAMA. 2004;292(1):110. doi:10.1001/jama.292.1.110-a

This small paperback outlines the career of a curious scientist. Excellent mentors and a highly prepared alert mind carried Baruch Blumberg from the illustrious Far Rockaway High School in Brooklyn to a degree in physics from Union College in upstate New York and a short Navy career. Blumberg had decided to be a scientist, but his college advisor suggested that he was not cut out for a career in physics. Taking that advice, he shifted to medical school at Columbia University, followed by 4 years of clinical training and then enrollment as a doctoral student in biochemistry at Oxford University, where Hans Krebs chaired the department.