By Sinclair Lewis
The Pulitzer Prize successful "Arrowsmith" (an award Lewis refused to just accept) recounts the tale of a physician who's compelled to renounce his alternate for purposes starting from public lack of understanding to the publicity-mindedness of an exceptional beginning, and turns into an remoted seeker of clinical fact. creation by way of E.L.
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Inchcape Jones, cables that no help is needed. Sondelius considers himself the official rat-killer and is enthusiastic about the job. When Martin breaks the news of his departure to Leora, she insists on going along since she has no life of her own outside of her husband and his work. He will need her help, she argues, for she has helped him before in the laboratory, and in addition he may become ill. She wins her point. Gottlieb warns Martin not to let a kind heart spoil his experiment in St. Hubert, for it is necessary to think of generations to come as well as of men now dying.
With his solitary and retiring disposition, he is somewhat relieved that he can now go back to his laboratory in peace, although he is sorry for Leora's disappointment. CHAPTER XXX Summary A year passes. Terry Wickett returns after the Armistice, and Martin keeps up his laboratory work, studying mathematics and physical chemistry and reading books written in French and German on the side. Tubbs resigns as Director of the Institute to double his salary by working for a millionaire named Minnigen and his League of Cultural Agencies.
Experience in Rouncefield Clinic (Chapter XXV) 5. With McGurk Institute, in New York (Chapters XXVI-XXX) 6. The West Indian adventure (Chapters XXXI-XXXV) 7. Return to New York and marriage to Joyce (Chapters XXXVI-XXXIX) 8. Decision to join Wickett in Vermont (Chapter XL) Each major episode is almost a complete story in itself although linked to the whole by the growth and development of the central character. Other characters are important as their lives are intertwined with his. Suspense is maintained throughout the novel, but the ending is rather a letdown after the excitement of the fight against disease in the West Indies.