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Taking the Temperature.

In March 1933, A few days after his Inauguration as President, Franklin Roosevelt left the White House to pay his respects to 92-year-old former Supreme Court...

MUHAMMAD ALI: The Greatest

Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed that every profession is great that is greatly pursued. Boxing in the early '60s, largely controlled by the Mob, was in a...

Books: The Great Dissenter

YANKEE FROM OLYMPUS — Catherine Drinker Bowen — Little, Brown ($3). Since the late great Justice Holmes died, in 1935, he has been the subject of eight books...

Medicine: Autocrat of the Confessional

Oliver Wendell Holmes (Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table) wrote three novels which have been widely unread. They reflected the scientific interests of their...

Books: Holmes's Heir

HOLMES OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE—M. A. DeWolfe Howe—Oxford Universify Press ($2.50). In a Beacon Hill drawing room one Saturday afternoon in 1893 an awed young...

Modern Living: The Biggest Dome

"Let each new temple, nobler than the last," wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes, "shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast!" Poet Holmes was referring to mansions...

Books: The Postman Rings Twice

HOLMES-POLLOCK LETTERS Mr. Justice Holmes & Sir Frederick Pollock—Harvard (2 vols., $7.50). One scorching day in 1862, a Boston Brahmin stood on the...

Medicine: Fetal Rights

The late U. S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), married but childless, had a lifelong professional interest in pregnant women. When he...

Books: The 20-Year Dialogue

HOLMES-LASKI LETTERS (1,650 pp.)—2 Vols. edited by Mark DeWolfe Howe—Harvard ($12.50). It all began with a simple bread & butter note that Harold J. Laski, 23,...

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