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At Doctor Mac's.

At Doctor Mac's. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Tuberculosis and the busy beehive of the sanatorium life of the tuberculous provided the theme of one of the great books about medicine, Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain." Peter Quince's most recent book, "At Doctor Mac's," with the subtitle "A Documentary Entertainment," certainly will be compared with "The Magic Mountain" and in most respects very favorably. It may be looked upon as the biography of an institution. Its scope embraces three levels of organization: the organic life of an institution, in this case a sanatorium; the people who are sick and thus reluctant guests, and those who minister unto them. The feelings and sensations of a person with a chronic disease like tuberculosis are described vividly for us and are embodied clinically in the different characters, each of whom is drawn with a strong sense of reality. There is another set of intertwining lives, those of the physicians, nurses, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1958 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0888-2479
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1958.00260220164022
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Tuberculosis and the busy beehive of the sanatorium life of the tuberculous provided the theme of one of the great books about medicine, Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain." Peter Quince's most recent book, "At Doctor Mac's," with the subtitle "A Documentary Entertainment," certainly will be compared with "The Magic Mountain" and in most respects very favorably. It may be looked upon as the biography of an institution. Its scope embraces three levels of organization: the organic life of an institution, in this case a sanatorium; the people who are sick and thus reluctant guests, and those who minister unto them. The feelings and sensations of a person with a chronic disease like tuberculosis are described vividly for us and are embodied clinically in the different characters, each of whom is drawn with a strong sense of reality. There is another set of intertwining lives, those of the physicians, nurses, and

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1958

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