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September 1923


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;8(3):450. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360150127014

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Sherwell's recollections are not like the recitals of the experiences of most medical men. Most of us lead commonplace existences. Unless a war happens to be thrown in, we go through life with the unexciting experiences of going to school, practicing medicine, and, maybe, teaching a bit and writing a bit. The autobiographies are often extremely interesting, particularly when they are genuine and frank, but they usually have nothing more adventurous to recount than a case of placenta praevia or a couple of years in Vienna. A few of us who have had the good luck to be in association with Dr. Sherwell have known that his early life was filled with more than ordinary adventure. But it will probably be a surprise to most readers to find the recollections of an old physician embodying the adventures that Sherwell had: Life in an English boarding school; across the Atlantic with

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