A Passing Madness

A Passing Madness

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...interview, when a servant appeared to announce that Dr. Olinder was waiting to see him in the library. "Dr. Olinder!" exclaimed Harold with pleased surprise, as he hastened to greet his distinguished guest. Dr. Olinder was the most famous brain scientist of his day. His name was recognised as an authority wherever it was mentioned, and his dictum on disease was taken at once as decided. Conyngebeare had been a pupil of his, and was justly proud of the notice the great physician continued to take of him, and the interest he evinced in his career. Dr. Olinder had been absent from England for some time, and the meeting was fraught with excitement as well as pleasure. "My dear friend!" exclaimed Harold, as he grasped Olinder's hand, "this is an unexpected pleasure! When did you reach England? I thought you were going to settle in Paris altogether. Come in and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with me." "No, my dear boy, no," replied the other; "I have not a moment to spare. I reached town last night, and am off to Algiers in a couple of hours' time. A most important engagement; I could hardly afford to miss it, though I sorely want a holiday. I am going to take Lord Forrough with me--the Marquis of Turretford's eldest son, you know--a most deplorable case----very little chance for him, I am afraid; but the Marquis has persuaded me to try this forlorn hope, so we are off by the ten train for Dover." "And yet you managed to find time to come and see me! How good of you!" "Oh, I can never lose my interest in you, Harold, my boy! I consider you should succeed me by-andbye in my work. And how are you getting on?" "First-rate, doctor, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794850
  • 9781236794857