Review of 'Doctors on Horseback'

Review of 'Doctors on Horseback'

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When Flexner's pioneering doctors weren't arguing over credit, they were busy refining ways to libel one another. Daniel Drake, founder of one of the first medical schools west of the Alleghenies, in Cincinnati, had a special gift for insulting his rivals. When one confronted him on the street and sneered, "I do not propose to step aside for a fool," Drake deftly stepped to one side and replied, "I will."


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