Is there a name for a brush with fame in the distant past? Would you call it an antique brush, or a vintage brush, or maybe just a piece of history? What if the encounter is through telephone wires? This is how an ordinary response to the ringing of the phone left an indelible impression on the auditory cortex of my brain that has stayed fresh for 42 years.
In 1965, during my first week on the job doing cancer research at a world-famous research hospital, I answered my bossâ€™s telephone while everyone else was out at lunch. Read more