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THE PASSING MOMENT

Richard D. Loewenberg, M.D.
JAMA. 1954;154(10):854-855. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440052022.
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To the Editor:—  In reflecting on the interesting discussions in the recent Leisure Corner, a physician cannot help but try to analyze what is hidden behind this ambiguous term "leisure." Probably one of the most universal interests, especially among physicians, is photography. It seems justified to consider its emotional background in more detail. Perhaps such an approach may lead to a better understanding of the underlying dynamics and nature of leisure activities.Currently the universal appeal of viewing and taking pictures is so well known and so much taken for granted that we no longer find anything amazing about it. Yet the invention of photography is only about a century old. While the medical and scientific uses are obvious, I am here concerned with the hobby as such. Many outstanding physicians have been and are distinguished amateurs (as in so many other artistic interests). My primary concern here, however, is

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