Bitten by a mouse

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:986
  1. H V Wyatt, visiting lecturer in philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds (

    Immunology is not an easy subject—it is complicated, and students soon lose interest. Lecturers can see the enthusiasm fading away and seek to enliven their lectures. I was intrigued by a well known US bacteriologist of the 1930s who had apparently solved the difficulty of keeping his students' attention when talking about complement—a complicated topic of little interest to them. He would enter …

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