It was during the year 1953, when I was on the house staff with Dr.
Stead. What an experience that was!
One of my special memories, aside from having Doctor Stead peering over my
shoulder in the laboratory at "o'dark thirty," was of rounds at a
early in my internship. I don't remember the patient's condition except
that it wasn't a respiratory tract problem.
Dr. Stead turned to me and asked, "Dr. Sutton, does the red cell
That was such a great question to signal that this was not going to be an
ordinary experience. It stimulated my thinking beyond the obvious. I have
never forgotten it or the lesson it represented.