A. J. Cronin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

A. J. Cronin

Scottish novelist and physician

Date of Birth: 19-Jul-1896

Place of Birth: Cardross, Scotland, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 06-Jan-1981

Profession: prose, screenwriter, physician, playwright, physician writer, surgeon, novelist, essayist, autobiographer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About A. J. Cronin

  • Archibald Joseph Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981) was a Scottish physician and novelist.
  • His best-known novel, The Citadel (1937), tells of a Scottish doctor in a Welsh mining village, who quickly moves up the career ladder in London.
  • Cronin had observed the venues as a medical inspector of mines and later as a doctor in Harley Street.
  • The book promoted still controversial ideas about medical ethics and helped to inspire the National Health Service.
  • Another popular mining novel of Cronin's, set in the North East of England, is The Stars Look Down.
  • Both have been adapted as films, as have Hatter's Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years.
  • Cronin's novel Country Doctor was adapted as a long-running BBC radio and TV series Dr.
  • Finlay's Casebook, revived many years later.

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