By A. J. Cronin. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 344. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1941.
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Although educated as a physician, a contributor to medical research and a former professor of medicine, Dr. Cronin is best known now as a novelist of distinction. More particularly he is the trained craftsman. Thus "The Keys of the Kingdom," which has to do far more with the priesthood than with the medical profession, exhibits a beautiful performance of the novelist's art. It is well written and has sufficient dramatic climaxes and enough of human interest to place it promptly in the best seller class. It was the choice of the Book of the Month Club for August.
The Keys of the Kingdom. JAMA. 1941;117(21):1832. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470080042