Books: Doctor's Denunciation

THE CITADEL—A. J. Cronin—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Amid the squalor and duress of Britain's most "depressed area" (the South Wales mining district) a brilliant young physician, Andrew Manson, took his first medi-cal appointment. He scorned the mumbo-jumbo of outworn textbooks, went to the unprofessional lengths of helping dynamite a sewer at dead of night because he knew it responsible for a typhoid epidemic. Again & again in his crusading zeal "never to take anything for granted'' in Medicine he was thwarted by the indifference of senile or mediocre colleagues. An original thesis on the...

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