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Doctor's Dilemm Getting Married, and the Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet

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ISBN-10: 1113409274

ISBN-13: 9781113409270

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Bernard Shaw

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The thesis of this play, revolutionary for its time, was that medical doctors inevitably face a dilemma between the need to care for their patients and the need to practice often unnecessary operations on them in order to earn their livelihood. It was modelled on the behaviour of a prominent Ear Nose and Throat specialist in London who had developed a simple and harmless operation to remove the uvula. This benefitted none of his patients but made the surgeon concered a great deal of money. The play also attacked aspects of the germ theory of disease, and included socialist and anti-vivisectionist viewpoints.
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List price: $36.99
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.19" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the…