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Book Title: The Medical Detectives Vol. 2|
The author of the book: Berton Roueché
Date of issue: May 1st 1986
ISBN 13: 9780736605922
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 27.11 MB
Edition: Books on Tape, Inc.
Read full description of the books The Medical Detectives Vol. 2:I've just seen a b&w episode of Dr. Finlay's Casebook. I could just see him investigating the story that involved an outbreak of typhoid and tracing it to the local bakery that sold only 20 or so loaves of this particular kind of bread a week ('wholewheat' to the posher customers. The common sort prefer white.). That's just how dated this book is.
These middle-class doctors with their non-working middle-class wives do medical detection work about epidemics that have so little relevance to the world now. It all seems to be set in a world which isn't quite historical or yet modern, just post-WWII and no one is very interesting. Technology and communications have made a mockery of this kind of detection and so although quite well written, it's hard to enter into the spirit of the times and be fascinated by the mental processes of working out the cases. Not Dr. S. Holmes at all.
Read information about the authorBerton Roueché was a medical writer who wrote for The New Yorker magazine for almost fifty years. He also wrote twenty books, including Eleven Blue Men (1954), The Incurable Wound (1958), Feral (1974), and The Medical Detectives (1980). An article he wrote for The New Yorker was made into the 1956 film Bigger Than Life, and many of the medical mysteries on the television show House were inspired by Roueché's writings.
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