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class one got to learn all the details, not necessarily from a defect in anatomy, but from the glory of the defect itself. the glory of a rheumatic murmur, for example, or the conviction that one can know what one does not know. what i meant was that the best available teachers did not teach. what they did was to give us the key-concept of interest, and a certain experience of the common human pulse. the essential thing about being a doctor, they taught us, is to feel that pulse and ask these questions about it. as far as i know, they had no textbook of their own, no lecture notes, no dissection in the course of their teaching. they had only the true sense of the pulse. they used to say: do you know the rhythm of your pulse?“
i, for one, was lucky to have had them as my teachers. the joy they gave me has not yet gone. i am sure that the kind of teaching i had, even with dr. yale’s medical school, is still available. as to the traditional teaching (or learning) of auscultation, however, it is probably quite gone. i cannot think of any medical school today which maintains a teaching hospital. still, i see some, one must conclude, who have small hospitals with only a few beds, usually manned by only a few doctors, and having a resident staff. a boy friend of mine, a doctor of english, spent part of his summer vacation in just such a place. there he tried for all he was worth to auscultate and see. he could not.
the moment he entered the hospital there was an air of eagerness, not of teaching. he was made to feel he had come to steal a secret. during the time he could spare he did not listen to his own pulse. he listened to the pulse of the others around him, even before he looked at the record. he was told to auscultate first on the wrist, then on the stomach, then on the chest. at the end of the day the residents were called in, and he was made to auscultate them. he was advised to look at each man in his group. when the residents had been auscultated, they were summoned one after another, and he was sent to auscultate them. he could ask questions, but not long ones. in the time he could spare, nothing was stressed, not one of the students‘ positions, not one of their habits, not one of the ten or a dozen human principles the others had presented to him. he went away, realizing that all the time he was there he had been learning, not about the student but about himself.
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