Medicine: Looking at Cells

The University of Pennsylvania last week celebrated the 165th anniversary of its medical school (oldest in the land) with banquets, speeches by five of the eight sages* to whom it gave honorary degrees, inspections of its vast medical plant, and President-elect Thomas Sovereign Gates' declaration: "I would rather see one ounce of genius developed here than tons of mediocrity."

When an institution gives such an affair, it strives to add the savor of some new scientific achievements. Pennsylvania's condiment was the demonstration of a way of seeing living cells grow in the body....

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