An Inside Story

This week in the British Medical Journal Dalrymple discusses a novel on a topic about which he has some expertise:

One of our purposes in reading is to extend the range of our sympathies by imaginative entry into situations of which we can have no more direct experience….Still, it is only human to want to read what authors have made of one’s métier, which is why I took up a play by John Galsworthy (1867-1933), Justice. I was a prison doctor for a number of years, and there are not many plays in which such a personage appears.

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