I count it a special privilege and honor to have been invited to give the sixth George Richards Minot Lecture of this section. I have a strong personal feeling about this because over a period of quite a number of years George Minot stimulated and aided my research and was most generous with his advice and friendship on many occasions. Among many fine and interesting qualities, one of the most appealing that he had, in my opinion, was that of helping and encouraging young men along the tortuous path of medical research. He is famous for his notes to young investigators, often penny post cards in his own handwriting, telling them of his interest in one of their recent papers. He was considerate in his praise, just and meticulous in his criticism. His use of the English language was never dull, and it was often quaint and amusing. In the
WATSON CJ. Porphyrin Metabolism in the Anemias: The George Richards Minot Lecture. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(3):323–333. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260030001001
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