September 1965

From Dream to Discovery.

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By Hans Selye, MD. Price, $6.95. Pp 419. McGraw-Hill Book Co., 330 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(3):467-469. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870030147034

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Here is a remarkable book. Every man who is planning to go into a career of science or medicine and would like to live a rich and interesting and useful life ought to be reading this volume, filled as it is with much wisdom that Selye has picked up along the way and a remarkable amount of wisdom which he has gathered from the scientific and philosophic literature of the world. His quotations from the literature are many, delightful, and very helpful.

For instance, how true is Dr. Selye's quotation from Epictetus who said ages ago, "It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows." How often I have thought of this as I have read the writings of the students of Freud. The fact that so many of them have been so sure that they knew everything from the start has kept them

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