Sometimes we envy our fathers and grandfathers. With few exceptions, what they had learned in medical school was going to remain the essence of their medical profession throughout their lives. They seldom had to face almost complete revolutions in their approach to patient management. We are not so lucky, or perhaps we are—given the true excitement and intellectual stimulation provided by the sudden opening of a new world. I refer to the dramatic impact that molecular biology is having on those who try to be good doctors, or up-to-date investigators, in these rapidly changing times.
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