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June 1928

The Beloved Physician, Sir James Mackenzie: A Biography.

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By R. Macnair Wilson. Price, $4.00. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(6):924-925. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130180157010

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Abstract

There are many beloved physicians in every generation and Mackenzie well deserved the title for he was loved not only by those who saw in him the helpful physician, but by all who were first attracted by his investigating genius, and who came to know him personally. All these, and all who follow later in the study of medicine, will wish to learn all they can of Mackenzie, and will therefore be grateful for this biography. It is to be hoped that they will not be deterred by the strange style the author has cultivated, a combination of girl reporter and bed-time story teller. We get a brief but good account of Mackenzie's descent and early life and schooling, in which William Archer, the translator of Ibsen, appears as a classmate. The author makes much of the fact that Mackenzie was not a keen student in his early days. The

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