Friday, March 16, 2007

B. Lewis Quote

My preceptor, Dr. Lewis, told me a story yesterday about his first lecture in pharmacology as a medical student at HMS. A venerable and crusty old German professor who had flown for Germany during WWII (just to give you an idea of how long ago this was) spoke with a heavy German accent, and he told the students that if they would remember ANYTHING from that day, it should be the following pearl of wisdom:

"All drugs are poisons."

And Dr. Lewis remembered that lesson for the next few decades as a medical oncologist.

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