My reasons for choosing medicine as a profession were not really different from those of many young men and women of my age and generation. We had attended college during the late 1960s, and even those of us who were not directly involved in the campus protests across the nation were affected by the political and social climate that pervaded the university campuses. It was a wonderful time to be a college student. Given the strength of our numbers and the visible response in other segments of American society, we on the campuses were convinced that it was a new age. We felt that principles of fairness and equality, sustained by growing concepts of tolerance, compassion, and fundamental human love, would transform our society and create a community wherein all would be treated with respect and dignity.
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