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The Incurable Wound.

William B. Bean, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):337. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200165023.
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Today's murder mystery may have a physician as amateur detective. Even more unpleasant is the situation that the physician too often is suspected of the crime. Indeed, he may even be guilty of it. Thus the role of the physician in society is reflected in the dim view taken of him and his activities by the average writer of modern detective stories. I have often wondered why so many exciting medical mysteries have been given so little publicity and have so rarely been seized upon as the theme for novels, short stories, or even popular mystery writing. It would appear now that this deficiency is on the way to being corrected. Perhaps Berton Roueché single-handed may fill this deficiency and even lead others to his own now unique distinction in using scientific and medical themes in well-written and exciting stories full of mystery and suspense. In an earlier book, "Eleven

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