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Tobias Smollett, MD: his medical life and experiences

Martin Duke Mystic, Connecticut, United States (Spring 2016) Every generation seems to produce its share of physicians and surgeons who are remembered for their literary accomplishments—Avicenna and Maimonides in the middle ages, Rabelais during the French Renaissance, Thomas Browne in the 17th century and Keats and Goldsmith in the 18th century.  Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan […]

I Am the Very Model of an Up-to-Date Physician

Martin Duke, MD Mystic, Connecticut, United States (Summer 2012) Poet’s statement: Perhaps the most memorable moments of Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera presentations occur in their humorous patter songs, usually written as a rapid succession of rhythmic patterns and tongue-twisting lyrics sung at a fast tempo. With due apologies to the lyricist Sir William S. […]