LOUIS H. RODDIS, F.A.C.P.
The Poet Laureate of England holds an official position of peculiar dignity and honor, even though the duties are nominal and the salary somewhat remarkable—a barrel of wine and one hundred and twenty pounds a year. The title is obtained from the laurel or bay, in classical times the crown of the hero and poet, the lover being crowned with myrtle. In 1921, Professor Broadus published a study of the office of the Poet Laureate, almost the first investigation of the subject made, and there still remains for some minor poet or literary historian, the pleasant task of writing the
RODDIS LH. A MEDICAL POET LAUREATE, ROBERT BRIDGES, M.D., POET LAUREATE OF ENGLAND 1913 TO 19301. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1028–1032. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(7):1028-1032.
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