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In at least three ways the narrative of Dr. Thomson will attract and hold the interest of the reader. Casual details and intimate quotations, like lightning flashes, reveal the customs and manners of the successive periods described. Student behavior and amusements, as well as faculty traditions and academic formalism, are sympathetically portrayed. The history of the origin and development of this school also reads like a roster of the great names in English medicine during the century of its growth. William Hunter was connected with the hospital in its earlier days. Sir Charles Bell was one of the founders of the medical school. William Mac-Michael, author of "The Gold Headed Cane," was a member of the staff, as was also Jonas Quain, later professor of anatomy at University College. Charles Gower, Bland Sutton, Burdon Sanderson, Lander Brunton and Alfred Pearce Gould are names known to every student of medicine. Again,
The Story of The Middlesex Hospital Medical School. JAMA. 1936;107(14):1157–1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770400069029
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