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October 2, 1948

No Retreat from Reason and Other Essays

JAMA. 1948;138(5):391. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050059031

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Here are a variety of essays which the author has written over the years. Most interesting are his biographic studies of John Wyckoff and Simon Flexner. In these essays the author reveals himself as a philosopher with an intimate knowledge of art, music and letters. The essays are stimulating, in many instances lightened with wit and humor, and epigrams worthy of quotation. The essay called "On Retiring" is a somewhat cynical comment on an automatic retiring age, quoting great numbers of men who accomplished intellectual marvels beyond the age of 60.

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