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I am an ordinary anesthesiologist without academic bells or whistles. I graduated from the Ohio State University, attended New York Medical College, and completed my internship and residency at UCLA.
Thomas Kuhn, who wrote “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” would describe me as an "amateur working outside the field." He noted that such amateurs contribute most major advances in scientific theory. My contribution came late in life and resulted from fortunate circumstances, the most important of which was that I attended New York Medical College when the school retained Dr. Johannes Rhodin to revise its basic sciences curriculum. I thus attended his stress theory lectures that framed my evolving medical beliefs and paved the path to the discovery of Selye’s mechanism. My career proceeded at a time when fresh research challenged conventional beliefs and practices, which encouraged my skepticism of prevailing theory. Last, but not least, the arrival of personal computing and the Internet enabled me to efficiently review of thousands of published medical research reports that led to the identification of Selye's mechanism.
Dr. Rhodin deserves most of the credit. I could never have discovered the mechanism without the help of his lectures. During his long and productive career he delivered stress theory lectures to more than 5,000 medical students. Had he lived a few years longer he would have realized his dream that one of his students would discover Selye's mechanism. He was surely one of the finest people who have walked the face of this earth. May his memory endure.