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"Out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer" (Judges V, 14)
Gleanings From the Commonplace Book of a Medical Reader
IT IS ONE of the humbling experiences we have as we grow older to find so many estimable things that we have taken for granted. One of these matters I now propose to deal with, and in so doing employ what candor and courage age can muster. In many ways this is an act of contrition. Much of the history surrounding the question is sealed to me. If the books of the Recording Angel were open and available, I could do a better job. As it is I should like to think that the remarks which follow are made in all humility, without conscious prejudice, and with an absence of that implied male superiority which is so apt to infect a discussion of this sort. Certainly
Scarlett EP. The Doctor's Wife. Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(3):351–357. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860150095018