'The professor of psychiatry had just been caught shoplifting'

MY WORST DAY AT MEDICAL SCHOOL

Professor Ian Frazer, named Australian of the Year in 2006, reflects on a bizarre lucky break.


“I think it is safe to tell the story about how I passed my fifth year psychiatry subject because the professor in question is no longer with us. His professorial focus was mostly in 'neurotic' young women, and he filled his wards with them. It was not an interest that I particularly shared.

My ward rounds for the class were first thing on a Monday morning, so I admit that I

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