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February 29, 1908

A PHYSICIAN POET.

JAMA. 1908;L(9):690-691. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350036005

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Abstract

A movement is on foot to obtain the permission of the Dean of Westminster, on whom devolves the privilege of conferring such permissions, to allow a memorial to be placed in Westminster Abbey in honor of the Canadian poet, William Henry Drummond. Few readers of current literature in this country are ignorant of the name and have not been delighted with some of the work of this poet of "The Habitant." Few even of those who know him best, however, realize that for many years he was a practicing physician in Montreal and that he took his professional work very seriously, and was, indeed, in many ways the model of a physician at his best. His picture of the devotion and self-sacrifice of the doctor "on the parish of St. Matthieu" is indeed claimed by his friends to have contained more of the traits of his own character than of

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