I had the privilege to listen to Professor Peter Doherty speak this morning, on discussing his career and our roles as veterinarians and really whatever he wanted to talk about. The man is golden. Here are some highlights of his lecture.
“Science advances by funerals. It is up to us old scientists to get out of the way.”
“When the cows die, the people die also.”
“We had our 50th reunion and it was really strange. All the old people came.”
“If it’s not true that all men are fools, all med can be made to look like fools.” - he was referring to handing men bouquets of flowers in a presentation with no women beside them to hand them off to, and said men then dangling the bouquet upside down in front of them looking sheepish.