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Gleanings From the Commonplace Book of a Medical Reader
Sometimes in the course of developing my motley interests in these columns I feel like one of the vagantes, the wandering scholars of the Middle Ages. They were queer fellows. Many were little more than vagabonds. In many instances they served barren altars. But they were greedy for experience, and whether trudging down to Salerno to study medicine or shivering in the bleak classrooms of Paris, wrapped in their ragged cloaks, they pursued learning. Such puttering about is not at all in favor in this age of specialization. Sometimes it is necessary to huddle into one's cloak as a protection against the cutting east wind of our time. But in the face of the adverse elements one can always raise a song. In the midst of all
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