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While it would be myopic indeed to review Moby Dick from the viewpoint of a bow harpooner, there should be no objection to evaluating The Hurricane Years as a medical treatise. For one thing, Hawley is no Melville. For another, whereas Moby Dick followed a man's work in the world as a way of telling us something about life itself, The Hurricane Years follows a man's career to tell us some facts about myocardial infarction.
And such facts they are! Mr. Hawley, who seems to have either some personal acquaintance with the disease or a very persuasive internist (or both),
The Hurricane Years.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:1334–1335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-6-1334
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(6):1334-1335.
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