He reverently accepted everything, no matter how contradictory to everything else, that his medical instructors told him, but this killing of animals—he hated it.
He wanted to look behind details and impressive-sounding lists of technical terms for the causes of things, for general rules which might reduce the chaos of dissimilar and contradictory symptoms to the orderliness of chemistry.
"Well, anyway— She who might have picked any number of well-bred, agreeable, intelligent chaps—and I MEAN intelligent, because this Arrowsmith person may know all about germs, but he doesn’t know a symphony from a savory…… I don’t think I’m too fussy, but I don’t quite see why we should go to a house where the host apparently enjoys flatly contradicting you…… Poor devil, I’m really sorry for him; probably he doesn’t even know when he’s being rude."
He leaned across two men to slap the indignant dean on the shoulder; he contradicted his neighbors; he sang a stanza of "I’m Bound Away for the Wild Missourai.
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