Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography Page: 64
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To this incident there was a little sequel. Fifty-five years
later, when Pierre University, now renamed Huron College and
relocated in the South Dakota town of that name, gave me an
honorary degree, a woman rose from the audience after the
ceremony, came up, and presented herself. It was the pretty girl
with the sweet smile and corn-colored hair. Which might be
taken to indicate that polarities once established are not easily
reversed in this world of habit and cliche.
A year of study passed, and I began to ask Dr. Burnside if I
might try to get into medical school. I was somewhat dashed
when he told me that only recently entrance requirements had
been lengthened to three years. But this much he would do. He
would write me a letter to Dr. P. Richard Taylor, dean of the
Hospital College of Medicine in Louisville, an affiliated Presby-
terian institution. Dr. Taylor would be able to steer me right.
Meanwhile, Dr. Burnside concluded, I might make myself
useful packing and crating university effects, for the move to
Here’s what’s next.
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