From Dante’s Circles of Hell to Academic Freedom

From a 2018 profile of Swedish Diabetes Researcher Hindrik Mulder:

“After Haricots Verts [Mulder’s band] and during his studies in medicine, Hindrik Mulder began doing research at the Endocrinology Clinic in Malmö. His first stint there was not a success.

“‘Not at all. The clinic was like Dante’s circles of hell. If you were in the wrong circle – which you were as a young undergraduate – it wasn’t a nice place to be. It was hierarchical and old-fashioned,’ observes Hindrik Mulder, recalling the time he received a reprimand for not standing up when the professor entered the lab.

“‘At that point I decided I’d had enough and quit.’

“It’s understandable. This was not 100 years ago but in the late 1970s.”   –Tord Ajanki and Hanna Mellors, Lund University Diabetes Centre, December 10, 2018

Read the rest of the article here.