Medicine: Liberal and Inquiring

As the clock struck twelve one night last week in Manhattan's statue-strewn Academy of Medicine, a handful of doctors paced the marble floor as nervously as any expectant fathers. They were awaiting results of the vote for the new officers of the New York County Medical Society. Never before in the Society's history had candidates campaigned on two opposing platforms. The baby had always been a boy. But this time nobody could be quite sure, for in last week's election there were two tickets: Progressive and Conservative. Unprecedented had been the labor pains; incalculable was the result.

At 1:30 the tellers came...

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