May 1938

Christian R. Holmes, Man and Physician.

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By Martin Fischer. Price, $4. Pp. 233. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(5):846. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180100156022

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This presentation of the life of Dr. Christian R. Holmes includes a short discussion of his childhood, adolescent and college years and a more complete dissertation on his professional years. Fischer includes a detailed survey of Holmes' contributions to the medical development of Cincinnati. His ceaseless work in collecting funds, municipal grants and endowments for the construction, furnishing and adequate staffing of the Cincinnati General Hospital and Cincinnati Medical School is outstanding. His untiring aggressiveness was responsible for his success in achieving the desired ends, in spite of the corrupt political situation that existed in the city at that time. The book includes not only biographic material but a great deal of interesting historical information concerning the medical and political life of Cincinnati.

The book is well planned and lucidly and interestingly written. The large print on dull-finished paper is welcomed. Many proverbial remarks and the few illustrations that supplement

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