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Christian R. Holmes, Man and Physician

JAMA. 1937;108(20):1740. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780200062028.
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Here in a beautiful volume as artistically written as it is beautifully printed, Martin Fischer tells the story of the life of Christian Holmes of Cincinnati. The book is not likely to command a tremendous audience and it has the personal qualities that are certain to make it appeal to the audience that was personally interested in Holmes and his accomplishments.

In 1885 Christian Holmes came to the Cincinnati Hospital. From that time on his entire life was devoted primarily to its interests. He was to rebuild it and eventually to make it the great institution which it is today. The life of Christian Holmes is intimately bound also with the story of the Fleischmann family. The history of all our great institutions is largely the history of the men who live for them. This is particularly true of the medical institutions of Cincinnati. The life of Christian Holmes, as


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