04 December 2010

The Healing Hands of Rocke and Locke

The third part of my review of The Canada Doctor by Clay Perry and John L.E. Pell now appears, revised and rewritten, in my new book:
The Dusty Bookcase:
A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
Available at the very best bookstores and through

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  1. The hands! An article in Cosmopolitan!

  2. Do they not look like the hands of a drowning man?

  3. Old advertisements are so interesting, one can only wonder how those people thought of such things and how could have that worked on customers then. By the way, I have to agree with Brian that those hands really do look like hands of a drowning man a bit.

  4. I should have mentioned that the image and description of the drowning hands of Dr Locke also come from an advert - this for "Dr M.W. Locke Shoes" published in the 13 March 1944 issue of Life.