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because I could see that there was a terrible deficit
What course of study were you pursuing?
Oh, I was interested in English then, not in any sciences at all. I was in the
liberal arts, and I had no idea of learning anything about science. I was just
going to do something about it ex-any educational background, which indeed I've
done, without any medical or scientific background.
Did you succeed in achieving a pretty thorough-going social life?
Oh, I was very busy socially. I went out with 25 different boys, I can remember,
the first semester. I was totally exhausted. We went to numerable mixers, as
well, but I was also stimulated by the fact that there were good professors,
men, like Professor Snow, who was a physicist and impressed all of the young
students. He did such wonderful experiments and was so charming that at the end
of a particularly good lecture, the students would give him what was called a
“sky rocket,” which was the student cheer, and it really
was reserved for football players. When they approved of his lecture, they would
give him a sky rocket.
And there was another man who taught economics, I think, called Kiekaeffer, and
there was a man called Carl Young, who was a great teacher of English
literature. And I was very anxious
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