Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Nothing Indecent

Christian Gauss (1878-1951), The Papers of Christian Gauss. Edited by Katherine Gauss Jackson and Hiram Haydn (New York: Random House, 1957), p. 80:
I remember a distinguished philologist in Vienna used to open his course with an introductory lecture in which he always announced, "Gentlemen, in the interest of science we must accept this fact: that in medicine or philology there is nothing indecent."
Hat tip: Ian Jackson.

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