July 1964

Sir Thomas Browne.

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By Joan Bennett. Price, $5.50. Pp 254, with no illustrations. Cambridge University Press, Bentley House, 200 Euston Rd, London, NW1, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(1):163-164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860070209036

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In addition to the first-rate contributions J. S. Finch and F. L. Huntley have made to our knowledge of Sir Thomas Browne a still more recent publication has come from Joan Bennett, Lecturer in English at Cambridge and Fellow of Girton College. Her book, Sir Thomas Browne, with its subtitle A Man of Achievement in Literature was published in 1962 by the Cambridge University Press, but I did not get hold of a copy until after I had finished my essay on Browne which appeared in the Archives in the January, 1964, issue. In this book as in some other biographical studies of Sir Thomas Browne, there is a great deal more emphasis on an analysis of his style and his writings than there is on his busy life of medical practice. Although the author disclaims any special competence in or perhaps even concern for literary criticism in its strict

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