Arrowsmith is the story of the titular Martin Arrowsmith, an enthusiastic and principled young scientist who is continually tempted by the highest echelons of power and influence in the medical community. He strays from his principles following the death of his wife in an outbreak of Bubonic Plague, but eventually returns to his senses and definitively abandons wealth and status to pursue his original goals of being a field research scientist.

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