Books: Geniuses

Geniuses FIGHTERS OF FATE—J. Arthur Myers—Williams & Wilkins ($3). Author Myers has selected 24 distinguished hosts to the bacillus of tuberculosis, living and dead, and retold the story of their lives, in detail where their struggle with the disease is concerned. Paganini is first. Then comes Schiller. Then Bichat. A gloomy procession which marched (bravely and blindly) before the day of Koch and his discovery, before modern science had tamed the scourge. Gradually the light dawns. The last fighter depicted is Playwright Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, fruitful and saved. The author disbelieves in...

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