Medicine: The Weakness

"I've always believed that concentrated mental effort is pathological," says St. Louis' wispy, sad-eyed, 81-year-old Dr. Leo Loeb (rhymes with herb), "but I've always been too weak to resist it." Since he first took up the study of medicine 62 years ago, Dr. Loeb's pathological weakness for mental concentration has made him one of the world's greatest authorities in the field of pathology.

To honor his weakness, the American Medical Association dedicated the current issue of its ponderous Archives of Pathology to Dr. Loeb and his work. The issue is packed with learned articles by some of Dr. Loeb's most distinguished students,...

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