In Response to: A Combustible Mix 

Pre-med, including organic chemistry, is supposed to be hard! Of the 250 students in the Class of ’68 taking organic chemistry, only 95 pre-meds survived after the first semester. What’s the problem with that? As a practicing physician/surgeon I expect to work 24/7/365, work hard, always have the correct answer, and achieve 100 percent cure. Families do not want to hear, “I am sorry your loved one died; I did the best I could.”

Ralph E . Duncan ’68, M.D.
York, Pa.