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Audio Clip – George P. Baker on Taussig's teaching
Oh, yeah, yeah. Taussig was to me superb. He has a small class, like eleven, which you had to get an A if you were going to be an assistant. And you had to have an A in everything else, too, but you had—anything than that, you were out the door.…
Well, this was 1927 about, or '28. '28 maybe. There were only about 30 people in the class. A small room. And you did your reading by Bavec, or Mill, and then you came in and he would ask you a simple question. And after he asked several of them, he just [...]. That's all. And but he was superb at getting a person in a box. So he'd set a simple, straightforward answer to one question, a simple straightforward answer to another, not realizing that he was then inconsistent. And they haven't got them in consistency. He'd say, "Now, halt—I just thought I heard you say this. And that's the best damned training and thinking you've ever had in your life.