A SURGEON'S LIFE: The Autobiography of J.M.T. Finney by J.M.T. Finney

A SURGEON'S LIFE: The Autobiography of J.M.T. Finney

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Can't see much sale for this, other than the fact that medical books do sell -- and the many friends to whom tribute is paid, may want to read the book. The book is full of very personal anecdotal material, but it is unquestionably dull, for the average reader, and makes little contribution to the layman's understanding of surgery. Dr. Finney's life followed more or less conventional lines, -- his father was a clergyman, he went to Princeton, Harvard Medical and Mass. General, chief consultant in surgery during the first World War, and has been at Johns Hopkins ever since. He devotes the last part of his book to brief biographies of his colleagues and to his rather low opinion of socialized medicine. He may be a grand person,but he has written a dull book, whose market will be largely local and professional.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1940
Publisher: Putnam