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September 23, 1922

The Breaking Point.

JAMA. 1922;79(13):1070. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640130062032

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Mrs. Rinehart, wife of Dr. Stanley Rinehart, and herself a graduate nurse, should be eminently fitted to write a novel, such as this, with two physicians as important characters. The present novel is a mystery story turning on a case of amnesia following delirium tremens. Judson Clark, son of a multimillionaire, is involved with an actress, her brother and a lover, in an intrigue, during which the lover is killed. Clark is at the time drunk and on the verge of delirium tremens. He flees to the mountains and is taken in by some persons and sheltered. As a result of the illness and exposure, he loses his memory. He is then taken by an old general practitioner to an Eastern city where he is found, at the opening of the book, under the name of Dr. Livingstone, engaged in general practice. The elderly physician has introduced him to the

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