WALTER J. FRIEDLANDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mark Twain had an opinion on everything (1). Because he was a keen social critic of his times these opinions are of interest in offering some insight into what our country was like during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth. Twain has been called the "American Voltaire" (2). George Bernard Shaw regarded him as a sociologist before all else (3) and said, "I am persuaded that the future historian of America will find [his] works-indispensable" (4). Recently, an entire book has been published on the theme that Mark Twain was more a
FRIEDLANDER WJ. Mark Twain, Social Critic, and His Image of the Doctor. Ann Intern Med. ;77:1007–1010. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-1007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(6):1007-1010.
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