October 1945

Poet Physicians; An Anthology of Medical Poetry Written by Physicians.

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Compiled by Mary Lou McDonough. Price, $5. Pp. 210. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(4):256. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210340070016

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In this anthology of medical poetry written by physicians, some of the poems are good, some indifferent and some bad, but such variations in quality would be expected in any anthology. The good poems outnumber the poor, and some of the former have become almost classic in our poetic literature. The poems are numerous. It is surprising how prolific have been the doctors who are poets. Adding to the value of this anthology is a short sketch of the life of the authors whose poems are published and whose dates range from 699 A.D. to the present time.

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