Dare to Be 100: Running Trumps Mutation

December 1, 2014 5:12 PM

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A number of decades ago, during my post doctoral training era while building my clinical practice, I harbored the pretense that I would do research as well as see patients. The attempt to live a double career combining practice with time in a research lab caused me to attend many meetings, locally, nationally, and even internationally. I sometimes presented papers but mostly I listened. I must have heard many thousands.

I returned from them with pages of notes. My father, a senior physician before me and veteran of many thousands of lectures himself, asked, "What did you learn that you didn't know before?" This query was always chastening as I realized the meager value of the considerable expense of time and energy...

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