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This lovely courtyard, with its gorgeous buildings of quarried Indiana limestone blocks, is accross the street from the medical school and hospital buildings where we practice. I put its image here, as metaphor, if you like, for the rare and precious soil a program like ours could grow in. My colleagues and I study the very patients we care for, transfiguring our work as physicians into knowledge, knowledge that enlarges the greater good. And as we alloy the uniquely dissimilar activities of patient care and research into one thing, we ourselves achieve, in our work at least, a unity of being – Medicine and Research become two sides of one coin, or, as in an older image, the white and yolk of an egg.

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