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March 19, 1932

Ein bewegtes Gelehrtenleben: Erinnerungen und Erlebnisse. Kämpfe und Gedanken.

JAMA. 1932;98(12):1022. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380090037

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"What a battle!" might well epitomize this work, in which Lubarsch reveals his reaction to his environment; his motives, his weaknesses, his triumphs. It is more than sturdy independence that brought him into conflict at almost every point of contact—a strong sense of justice, a feeling for the underdog, perhaps a sharpened sensitivity, all contributed. By inheritance he has an understanding for the Semitic, by environment and education a love for the Germanic, by profession an appreciation of the international point of view on many subjects; such backgrounds for a strong personality inevitably lead the possessor into acute situations—situations which might not even arise for an individual of simpler pattern and, if encountered, ordinarily circumvented. Lubarsch seems never to have compromised. That in itself is genuinely refreshing to those who may be surfeited on our vaunted ability to compromise and keep things political, academic, industrial, running "smoothly" in America, Lubarsch

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