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About the Book
'Excision of the wound, then?''That is it. If it be on the finger, take the finger off. So saidmy father always. But think of where this wound is, and thatit is my wife. It is dreadful!'...'It appears to be that or nothing,' said [the doctor]brusquely. 'It is better to lose a lip than a life.'Best known for his immortal detective Sherlock Holmes, ArthurConan Doyle also wrote many stories set in the world of medicine aswell as engrossing tales of adventure. Set in plush Londonand on the wild moors and fells of rural England, these stories arepeopled with a host of compelling characters: lunatics and loners;obsessed lovers; beautiful, mysterious women; and, of course,men of medicine.In this collection, a surgeon is called out to draw poison from a woundinflicted by a mysterious dagger; a student at Oxford is pursued by anEgyptian mummy come to life; the surgeon of Hoyland finds himselfthreatened when a woman doctor sets up practice next door; and ascholar seeking solitude on the desolate coast of the Mansie Bay inScotland finds his peace shattered when a shipwreck brings a beautifulyoung Russian girl to his doorstep.Racy, engaging, thoughtful stories which have stood the test of time,The Case of Lady Sannox will appeal to all readers of fiction.
About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author, physician and spiritualistwho created the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes featured in a number of novels and short stories, most of which have remainedin print for well over a century. Arthur Conan Doyle's best-knownwork includes novels: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The StarkMunro Letters and The Hound of the Baskervilles; short-story collections:The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts andFancies of Medical Life and Danger! and Other Stories and works ofhistorical non-fiction: The Crime of the Congo and The Great Boer War.