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The BMJ on the death of Charles Dickens

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 08 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e630

How true to Nature, even to their most trivial details, almost every character and every incident in the works of the great novelist whose dust has just been laid to rest, really were, is best known to those whose tastes or whose duties led them to frequent the paths of life from which Dickens delighted to draw. But none, except medical men, can judge of the rare fidelity with which he followed the great Mother …

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