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The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the love of words

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED's editor, James Murray, didn't realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winchester, Simon.
Surgeon of Crowthorne.
London ; New York : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)605519656
Named Person: James A H Murray; William Chester Minor; William Chester Minor; James A H Murray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0670878626 9780670878628
OCLC Number: 39795646
Notes: American ed. published under title: The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary. New York : HarperCollins, 1998.
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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