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Arrowsmith Summary
Sinclair Lewis

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Arrowsmith Summary

Plot Summary

Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis is the story of Martin Arrowsmith, a young Midwestern boy who dreams of being a medical researcher. Martin's life and career are tested by affronts to his authenticity and view of perfect medicine. Martin's isolationist tendencies allow him few friends and very one-sided romantic attachments. Throughout his career Martin finds success but cannot allow himself to cross over from pure research to commercial medicine and ultimately gives up his job, wife and son in favor of research in a cabin in Vermont.

Martin Arrowsmith, born and raised in Elk Mills, Winnemac, discovers a love for medicine and research early in life while spending time in the office of the town's doctor, Doc Vickerson. Martin attends college and medical school at the University of Winnemac where he meets his mentor and life-long inspiration, Professor Max Gottlieb. During this time Martin also becomes a suitor to...

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Arrowsmith Study Guide

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