A. J. Cronin

Novelist, Author

1896 – 1981

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Who was A. J. Cronin?

Archibald Joseph Cronin, MB, ChB, MD, DPH, MRCP was a Scottish novelist and physician.

His best-known novel was The Citadel, about a doctor in a Welsh mining village who quickly moves up the career ladder in London. Cronin had observed this scene closely as a Medical Inspector of Mines and later as a doctor in Harley Street. This book promoted controversial new ideas about medical ethics which largely inspired the launch of the National Health Service. Another popular mining novel, set in the North-east, was The Stars Look Down. Both these novels were adapted for film, as were Hatter's Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years. His novella Country Doctor was adapted for a long-running BBC radio and TV series Dr. Finlay's Casebook, revived many years later.

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Born
Jul 19, 1896
Cardross, Argyll
Also known as
  • Archibald Joseph Cronin
  • Archibald Cronin
  • Dr. A. J. Cronin
  • Archibald Joseph Cronin, MB, ChB, MD, DPH, MRCP
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • University of Glasgow
  • Dumbarton Academy
Lived in
  • Glasgow
  • London
Died
Jan 6, 1981
Montreux

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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