Medicine: Physiologist Up

Bold-eyed guards stood alert at every entrance door of Manhattan's Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research one brisk afternoon last week. Indoors more bold-eyed guards followed John D. Rockefeller Jr. as he rambled through corridors and rooms by the side of a trim, shy, youngish man who that day was being installed as director of the Institute.

Physiologist Herbert Spencer Gasser was awed by the great science factory which Mr. Rockefeller financed, which Dr. Simon Flexner created 33 years ago and now relinquished to become director emeritus. Dr. Gasser was fascinated by the...

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