Debbie Knight

Photo of the Week

In photo log on October 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

I felt a little like a librarian yesterday — only in reverse. Instead of shelving scientific journals, I was placing them on the cart and hauling them to the recycling bin.

Our conference room, once lined with bookshelves filled with journals, is to be converted to office space. I was tasked with removing the journals.

Among the journals, there was one called “Modern Pathology.” And with the most recent copy from 1999, a smile came to my face as I thought perhaps they are now “not-so-modern pathology.”

As I was throwing the journals in the recycling dumpster, I couldn’t help but think of all the energy and effort that went into making and shipping each volume. The pride each researcher had when his or her article was finally in print. Or how many of those volumes had groundbreaking research reported inside. And how that research stood the test of time.

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