Books: Speaking of Operations

BURMA SURGEON — Gordon S. Sea-grave—Norton ($3).

The Dr. Seagrave who came out of Burma with General Stilwell (TIME, July 20, 1942) has published a book. He is no writer. But he is a man of such heart and energy and action that his 295-page book, jammed with adventure and medical science, is intensely affecting.

The Ugly Doctor. In 1902, when Gordon Stifler Seagrave was five years old, he decided to become a medical missionary in the Shan States of Burma. Twenty years later, with Johns Hopkins Medical School behind him, he began. The American...

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