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George Day has presented us with a delightful autobiographical analysis of himself and his patients, the community of medicine, and the time in England before World War II. He writes under the pseudonym of Peter Quince, though just why is a psychological mystery he has not cleared up for us. His medical writings are models of grace and wisdom permeated by deep medical insights. This is a rich and vivid book, written by one of the few physicians who are masters of a prose style which makes reading a delight. The style is so unobtrusive that the reader may not notice its perfection. Only a rare reader will consider the enormous amount of toil and sweat that must have gone into making it so artless, so gay and simple, but at the same time so strong and vibrant with life. It is not so surprising when we know that Quiller-Couch
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