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October 24, 1966

US Physicians Share Nobel

JAMA. 1966;198(4):33-34. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110170015004

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Peyton Rous, MD...  Like his friend and fellow Laureate, J Chicago's Dr. Huggins, Peyton Rous, MD, has had serious thoughts about the future of experimental medicine."Specialization was to be expected," he says in his characteristically pointed way. "I'm one of the simpler, older lot. I cultivate my own garden and it's a rather small one."But at the same time, efforts must continue to see that medicine's ever-increasing sub-concerns continue to interlock. "The difficulty is that science is now a career, one of the best, which can make a man famous or make him rich.... But, that's not the only set of goals."Cancer research, which has engrossed Dr. Rous since 1905, is an excellent example of both the problem and the need. "There are few chairs of oncology," he noted to JAMAMedical News. "And there shouldn't be.... It is complex and not an academic subject." Gathering the