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July 1964

Words and the Faculty

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(1):154-157. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860070200029

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"Out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer" (Judges V, 14)

Gleanings From the Commonplace Book of a Medical Reader

In the last two numbers we have been talking about Bach and Handel. Even to those whose prime interests are clinical rather than musical, I hope that the experience was a stimulating one. Nearly all of us are appreciative of mastery of execution, no matter in what field; we are sensitive to light and beauty, and welcome anything that widens knowledge and deepens intuition. Indeed I like to think that the effect is rather like the experience that one has after a fine concert. You go out into the street still held aloft on the shoulders of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, or Bach. You are above time and place; you can believe that the good life is not yet a lost dream. The mood may last only for

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