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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words. The American edition is called The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and was published the same year.
It tells the story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary but mmostly that of one of its early contributors, Dr. W.C. Minor, a retired United States Army surgeon, who was imprisoned for murder in the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, near Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.
Original title: The Surgeon of Crowthorne
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Books, Scholars, And Librarians