This review of three books written or edited by Gilbert Highet has as its purpose calling their author to the attention of physicians who read this note. Too many of us are unaware of writers outside of our own narrow zone of medical or scientific specialty. One of my purposes in writing book reviews is to call attention to writers whom I have found stimulating, interesting, and invigorating.
Every doctor must have a concern for teaching and education, whether he still has a close or remote connection with a medical school or not. This is because every physician worthy of the name must continue to be a student. He must be his own teacher, with some help from others if he can get it. The more he knows about learning and teaching, the more likely he is to keep himself fit for medical practice, directing his own perennial and perpetual
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