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By Sinclair Lewis
released in 1925, Arrowsmith is the tale of Martin Arrowsmith, a talented scientist making his manner from a small Midwestern city to the apex of the medical group. Arrowsmith follows the titular personality from scientific institution via stints as a small-town health practitioner and neighborhood well-being respectable to his discovery of an outbreak that destroys bacteria.
Arrowsmith was once provided the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, however the award was once declined through the writer. it's been tailored for radio, movie and television.
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