for an intriguing story to read on the plane or during slow shifts?
Meet Martin Arrowsmith, a doctor whose singular, if somewhat ascetic,
devotion to science affords Sinclair Lewis his most dramatic opportunity
to portray an American whose work becomes his life. Forced to give
up successive sinecures-instructor in medicine, small-town doctor,
research pathologist-by obstacles ranging from public ignorance
to the publicity-mindedness of a great foundation, Arrowsmith becomes
virtually isolated as a seeker of the truth. A classic medical tale
that still rings true.
Softcover, 438 pp.
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