Medicine And Books

A Miracle and a Privilege: Recounting Half a Century of Surgical Advance

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1237
  1. Roger N Baird

    Francis D Moore Joseph Henry Press, £24.95, pp 450 ISBN 0 309 05188 6

    The most dramatic episode recounted in Franny Moore's vividly written autobiography occurred on the night of 28 November 1942, when Moore, then duty surgical resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, was summoned to the emergency ward after a disaster. There had been a fire at the Cocoanut Grove Night Club in downtown Boston, where almost 1000 partygoers and servicemen on leave had been packed in for drinks, dinner, and a show. Within …

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