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- Print Length: 239 pages
- Publisher: Monday Books (31 Mar. 2011)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UOH7NU
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Fool or Physician: The Memoirs of a Sceptical Doctor Kindle Edition
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His first stop was Rhodesia, before it became Zimbabwe, and he also spent significant time in South Africa. He was a young radical, and returned to England to write an anti-South-African novel, which has blessedly disappeared, according to the author himself. "Thank God such an immature effort never went before the public with my name chained to it."
His next stop was the East End of London, with all the horrors attendant on that terrifying place, and Daniels / Dalrymple has many interesting tales to tell. But I think the most interesting is the tale that is not told, the tale of Dalrymple himself growing up and reaching maturity --- and taking retirement from the National Health Service as soon as it became available, so that he could devote himself full-time to his writing.
He has enemies aplenty, who think strange thoughts like this: "Dalrymple did not show enough empathy to the suicidal man in the East End" --- while reading the story will make you realize that the doctor was used as a clown and a victim at every step of the way. The great beached whale had swallowed umpteen life-threatening pills, and mooed "I want to die" while Dalrymple used every trick in his bag to get the great whale to vomit those pills up, which he finally did in a passage you may not want to read. I forget what happened to the whale, but I cannot forget the poor female with him who was counting on their marriage in two weeks. Dalrymple staggered home at 4 A.M. having accomplished little or nothing.
In any case, this is excellent reading. Evidently some new publishers are bringing all of his earlier books back into print. Hooray!
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