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"I am much vexed with myself for not having written this letter sooner. There were several things I wanted to
say respecting the need of perseverance in painting as well as in other businesses, which it would take me too
long to say in the time I have at command--so I must just answer the main question. Your son has very
singular gifts for painting. I think the work he has done at the College nearly the most promising of any that
has yet been done there, and I sincerely trust the apparent want of perseverance has hitherto been only the
disgust of a creature...
Lewis Thomas, in his semi-autobiographical book The Youngest Science:
Notes of a Medicine-Watcher, reminisced about his father, an internist in the
early twentieth century who would sit by his patient, holding his hand while
nature affected the cure. There was little else he could offer. Now, after
almost 100 years, we have crossed vast frontiers in medicine, from hormones
to the immune system to unlocking the promise of genomics. We have
relegated diseases such as erythroblastosis to the history books and transformed
AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic illness.