The doctor's dilemma: a tragedy

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Penguin Books, 1946 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
Shaw's humorous satire of the medical profession.

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Contents

Doubtful Character borne by the Medical Profession
10
The Psychology of SelfRespect in Surgeons
24
The Primitive Savage Motive
37
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About the author (1946)

BERNARD SHAW was born in Dublin in 1856. After his arrival in London in 1876 he became an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He wrote on many social aspects of the day: on Common Sense about the War (1914), How to Settle the Irish Question (1917) and The Intelligent Woman s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928). He undertook his own education at the British Museum and consequently became keenly interested in cultural subjects. Thus his prolific output included music, art and theatre reviews, which were collected into several volumes such as Music in London 1890 1894 (3 vols, 1931); Pen Portraits and Reviews (1931); and Our Theatres in the Nineties (3 vols, 1931). He also wrote five novels and some shorter fiction, including The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales and Cashel Byron s Profession, both published in Penguin s Bernard Shaw Library.

He conducted a strong attack on the London theatre and was closely associated with the intellectual revival of British theatre. His plays fall into several categories: Plays Pleasant ; Plays Unpleasant ; comedies; chronicle-plays; metabiological Pentateuch (Back to Methuselah, a series of plays); and political extravaganzas . Bernard Shaw died in 1950.

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