December 1966

The Mad Men of Gotam.

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Edited by Stanley J. Kahrl.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(6):612-613. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290180088020

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Some time ago, quite unexpectedly at a party with friends, I met Professor Ringler and a wholly unlooked for by-product was that he sent me a copy of a small book. As a member of the Renaissance English Text Society at Northwestern, he had been, in no small part, responsible for having edited and reprinted this charming little book. Any doctor with a trace of feeling for the English language and lore will gobble it up. In ages past for entertainment there were only a few tumblers, clowns, actors, and puppets. The recitation of tales, verse, and lore gave the English language its grand opportunity to fill people's minds with all kinds of things. Certainly they needed filling. Not too long ago I reviewed some of Dr. Boorde's books including the Dyetary of Health. Now comes the enchanting merry tale of The Mad Men of Gotam. The book used for

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