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This is the final volume in Holmes’s trio of what he called his “medicated novels” (Elsie Venner and The Guardian Angel being the first two); A Mortal Antipathy explores a young man’s phobia about beautiful young women after being accidentally dropped into a thorn bush as a baby by an attractive young cousin.
About the Author
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) was an American physician and author whose essays were published regularly in The Atlantic Monthly—a magazine he named, and which still thrives today. As a doctor, Holmes was an influential early proponent of the germ disease of contagion, and pressed for the training of women and African American physicians.