Medicine: Tilney Memorial

Some 40 years ago, a young cub reporter on the New York Sun decided to become a doctor. To earn his tuition at Long Island College of Medicine, he wrote baseball stories for a boys' magazine. So popular were his tales that the editor offered him $5,000 a year to leave medical school. Fortunately for Science. Fred Tilney wanted to be a professor. He graduated with honors, studied neurology in Germany, went back to teach in Columbia. Later, he wrote 111 books and articles on the evolution of the brain, encephalitis, a score of other subjects, reorganized single-handed the famed Neurological...

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