Medicine: Freely Give

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers . . . freely ye have received, freely give.

—Matthew 10:8

Not many modern doctors nowadays have the chance or inclination to take this biblical injunction literally. But young (30) Dr. Gordon C. McNeilly did. In private practice at Santa Rosa, Calif, after a Navy internship and a hospital residency, he had decided that he was not doing all that he might to "freely give."

The deeply religious son of a Presbyterian minister, Dr. McNeilly saw his chance when the Navy announced that the post of officer-in-charge would soon be open at one of the world's newest and...

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