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Macdonald Critchley must be reckoned as perhaps the Nestor of neurologists in the United Kingdom and perhaps in the English-speaking world. Critchley disarmingly prefaces his collection of essays and papers by quoting King George III's remarks to the famous historian: "Scribble, scribble, scribble, eh Mister Gibbon; another fat book, eh Mister Gibbon?" He really does not need that to justify an ingathering and presentation of 28 essays, speeches, and sketches. Some are obiter dicta scattered in miscellaneous places well off beaten tracks. The high point is his hitherto unpublished essay on a great clinical neurologist, his mentor Gordon Holmes. The
The Divine Banquet of the Brain and Other Essays.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:726–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-726_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):726-727.
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