When the members of your program committee bestowed upon me the honor of delivering the William Allen Pusey Lecture this year, I am sure they did this in all good faith. With sincere innocence and honesty they asked me to speak on a topic of my own choosing. Thus, if criticism is warranted, it should be directed toward me rather than the committee. In such a situation as this, one should speak of what one knows. I choose, however, to speak of what I do not know. Thus, instead of this being an address of my knowledge, it will be one of my ignorance.
I am aware that my reputation, such as it is, in our specialty is more that of a basic science investigator than of a clinician. I am, therefore, no doubt unwise in not presenting to you some basic science material. You are probably aware
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