About the Book
Sinclair Lewis, the first American writer to become a Nobel laureate, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, the fictive account of a man passionately devoted to science. As an intellectually curious boy in the rural Midwest, Martin Arrowsmith spends his free time in old Doc Vickerson’s office, avidly reading scores of medical texts. Destined to become a physician himself, he discovers that the societal forces of ignorance and greed can be as life-threatening as the plague. Part satire, part morality tale, the novel traces, with uncanny aptness to our own time, the vicissitudes of scientific integrity in a small-minded world.
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