DOCTOR MORATH by Max Rene Hesse

DOCTOR MORATH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This just misses being an important book, and its failure is hard to analyze. Perhaps others will not agree that it fails. In any case, it is worth reading -- for what it does in revealing the seamy side of a young doctor's upward rise. Doctor Morath has been sent to South American from Germany. He arrives at his post full of ideals, determined to steer clear of entangling alliances; and he discovers a cynical acceptance of the necessity for playing scientific politics within the hospital walls, and social politics outside. The story is the struggle toward compromise -- partial failure, partial success. Interesting, enlightening, disheartening. Possibly too long drawn out, and with philosophical discussions, ""full of sound and fury"" -- the story is quickly told, in half the space.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1936
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin