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May 4, 1918

Nine Humorous Tales.

JAMA. 1918;70(18):1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600180054028

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This is the first of a series of classics to be known as the Universal Library, published by the Stratford Company. The work of Chekhov should be particularly interesting as he was a physician, and the knowledge and point of view gained from his medical practice are noticeable in practically all his stories. He has been called the Russian "de Maupassant" and also the Russian "O. Henry." Many of his stories reveal a feeling for mankind, a spicy humor, and an insight into human nature such as were possessed by those great masters.

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