Medicine: Student of Life

Death came last week to big, vigorous Surgeon George Washington Crile, who did not waste a day in his 78 years. He worked hard even at play until a heart infection last November brought him to his own great Cleveland Clinic as a patient. His chief personal characteristic was energy, and his chief study from the time he was a medical student at Wooster University (now part of Cleveland's Western Reserve University) was the bewildering mystery of the nature of the energy that is called life.

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