By Sinclair Lewis
The Pulitzer Prize profitable "Arrowsmith" (an award Lewis refused to just accept) recounts the tale of a physician who's compelled to renounce his exchange for purposes starting from public lack of information to the publicity-mindedness of an exceptional starting place, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. creation by way of E.L.
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Boston: Houghton Muffin Company, 1963. Smith, Harrison. From Main Street to Stockholm: Letters of Sinclair Lewis, 1919-1930. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952.
Hubert, they will take the coveted trip abroad so that she may see England and Italy, and most of all, France. " In their close little stateroom, she tries to make him as comfortable as possible and adores him more than ever. com Commentary The representatives of McGurk Institute are drawn into the narrative again and are now on the way to the West Indies, Martin of course being in the lead. To Ross McGurk, the expedition furnishes an opportunity for the Institute to acquire worldwide fame; to Gottlieb, Martin, and Sondelius, it is an attempt to acquire further scientific knowledge, at the same time saving lives.
Sondelius is to go along for publicity and to see that the Institute receives proper credit, though he is not to participate in the experimentation. Martin is to find if possible a district comparatively untouched by the plague and should there have test cases, one half injected with phage and the other half untreated. In the badly afflicted districts, he may give the phage to everyone. If results are favorable, that part of the experiment will be secondary proof. In the meantime, the Surgeon General, Dr.
Arrowsmith (Cliffs Notes) by Sinclair Lewis
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