Abraham Flexner Quotes
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The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships-a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further!... In Great Britain, the situation is similar.... Until the figures are reversed,... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.
The physician thinks, decides, and orders; the pharmacist obeys — obeys, of course, with discretion, intelligence, and skill — yet, in the end, obeys and does not originate. Pharmacy therefore is an arm added to the medical profession, a specially and distinctly higher form of handicraft, not a profession...
Anatomy and physiology form but the vestibule of medical education. They teach the normal structure of the body, the normal function of the parts, fluids, organs, and the conditions under which they operate. The next step carries the student in medias res; he begins pharmacology - the experimental study of the response of the body to medication.
Science lies in the intellect, not in the instruments.