Monday, July 12, 2010

The Paper Chase

Instapundit and Ann Althouse took me for a trip down memory lane. I've never read the novel or seen the movie but I loved the TV series. John Houseman's best known line (as Professor Kingsfield) was

You teach yourselves the law. I train your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush, and if you survive, you'll leave thinking like a lawyer.

Maybe we need a few Kingsfield types (without the abuse) in med school. Nowadays med students, entering school with skulls full of mush, are at risk to leave with skulls full of woo.

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