Medicine: 100 Gray Years

London Surgeon Henry Gray, who died at 34 in 1861, won immortality with a book. Last week his Gray's Anatomy celebrated its looth birthday with a fat new centenary issue that made young Dr. Gray look more alive than ever. Medical students round the world have for generations hefted Gray's weight (now 6 Ibs. 4 oz.), painfully leafed his pages (now 1,604) and paid his price (now $18) in order to learn what Gray taught himself. :

Gray never went to medical school, but at 23 he had picked up enough dissecting skill to become house surgeon at London's St. George's Hospital....

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