June 17, 1911

The Serpent's Trail, or, Memoirs of Harold Bagote, Physician. A Tale of the South and of Cuba.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1839. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240069047

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This is a melodramatic story of the adventures of a physician with a band of smugglers the leader of whom is the villain of the book. Under strange circumstances the hero was able to render great service to a beautiful woman. He was also enabled to foil the villain's wicked designs on another young and beautiful girl. The villain's machinations, however, resulted in the death of several characters including himself. The physician was later rewarded by the hand of the beautiful Spanish widow of the smuggling villain. Being written by a physician, concerning a physician, the book may be of interest to physicians who like this kind of literature.

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