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THE LIGHTER TOUCH
Today's physicians have been accused of being engrossed so completely in the science of medicine that they have lost their interest in culture. They are supposed to have retreated from the broad educational background that in a former day was one of the features that distinguished the physician from the average layman. Therefore, it is worth noting that physicians individually and in groups still contribute to the liberal arts, even if it is generally as amateurs. Annual exhibits of paintings by physicians are encouraging signs of the trend. Music has its active participants. Many individual performers and groups of doctors play chamber and symphonic music. Others have more than the average hobbyist's interest in high fidelity recordings. In addition to a considerable and distinguished company of physicians who have forsaken medicine for the muses, there are still some who borrow time from the busy life of medical
MISCELLANY. JAMA. 1955;158(7):590–592. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960070066027
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