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How expectantly one approaches these reflections! After all, E. P. Scarlett was the "Doctor out of Zebulun" whose monthly columns illuminated the pages of the Archives of Internal Medicine for 6 years. A single "Zebulun" installment might discuss Mozart's illness and T. S. Eliot on the writer's struggle, with notes on the subject of the Doctor's wife, a page on the value of trivia, a nonsoporific paragraph on sleep, and a translation of a handful of biblical or classical phrases. Granted, Scarlett was more a calm anthologist than an incisive critic (On John Aubrey's writing: "There are many plums in
In Sickness and in Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:465–466. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-465_2
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