The warning to "beware" or be "on the alert" will cause the thoughtful physician to slow his pace and possibly ponder the reason for the admonition. Should the unsuspecting physician be inattentive to the remonstrance, in some instances, it may cause him to contemplate seriously the consequences.
Over the generations as well as over the centuries of human activity, mental capacity for planning and mental capacity for initiating fortunately persist. If Aristotle or Plato could be exposed to the environment of 1959 in medicine, physics, radiobiology, or enzyme chemistry, to mention only a few scientific disciplines, there is little doubt but that either would be sufficiently skilled to be a leader in his field of endeavor or a professor in his department in the university. If these men were now in such positions of responsibility, the influence of their thoughts and actions undoubtedly would be profound. But we are now