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Re: Doctors as Writers

Jonah:  You may very well be right.  I note that the three names that came to my mind–Maugham, Smollett, Chekhov–were none of them first-rank writers.  They were all good, but not (either in my opinion or the general one) great writers.  There’s an article to be written here, though I’m sure someone–Brookhiser, very likely–has already done it.

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