Books: Doctor's Aphorisms

MEDITATIONS IN WALL STREET—Anonymous—Morrow ($1.50).

When Meditations in Wall Street appeared early last month, it induced a fair amount of speculation about the identity of the anonymous author. In his fussily graceful preface, Albert Jay Nock implied not only that Mr. "A. B." is dead but that he is embalmed in more than a few grains of salt. A reviewer for Commonweal suggested that Nock was merely hiding behind himself. In the Herald Tribune, Banker-Littérateur Lewis Galantiere unveiled the Meditator as his "master," Dr. Erasmus Beebe, "the recluse of Remsen Street." (Mr. Galantiere admitted later that he was just having a little...

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