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November 20, 1897

True to Themselves; A Psychological Study.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(21):1080. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440470048022

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Abstract

This novel by Dr. Skene is so extremely advanced in telepathy and certain phases of sociology, that it is difficult to review it from that standpoint, without criticism which we would very much dislike to make; but from the standpoint of a story it is romantic, entertaining and interesting. Dr. Skene has written a remarkable novel, and has introduced some original characters into the book, as Dr. Douglas, one who followed the usual career of those whom the gods love; that is to say, he died young. He was so wonderfully good as to constitute an ideal character. The female characters in the book are women of exceptional purity, but some of them, especially Mrs. St. Clair, would be an almost impossible reality. However, in the favorite dialect of Francie, it was a braw thocht that mad them.

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