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The Shadow of a Great Rock

E. P. Scarlett, M.B.
Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(3):393-396. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620210117022.
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This is the story of Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson, known to history as "Wilson of the Antarctic." I am setting down the tale of his life at this time for one very definite reason. It is this. We are so inclined to content ourselves with what is commonplace that our spirits are sometimes in danger of growing dead to impressions of the beautiful and the perfect. We need, in consequence, to refresh our minds at frequent seasons with these things. As Goethe said, "For this reason, one ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." I would add— come under the spell of a great man. Now this is a counsel of perfection. But on this occasion I propose to follow it. "Great examples grow thin and must be

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