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The Appendix and the Spectacles (1928)
Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
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There sometimes seems to be an unlimited supply of stories based on the idea that we may be unaware of extra dimensions around us (just like the inhabitants of Flatland). But, each one has its own special features. Here we see it from a medical perspective: what are the implications for surgery and malpractice?

Appears in Mathematical Magpie.

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Works Similar to The Appendix and the Spectacles
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Technical Error by Arthur C. Clarke
  2. The Einstein See-Saw by Miles J. Breuer
  3. The Captured Cross-Section by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  4. The Next Dimension by Vladimir Karapetoff
  5. An Episode of Flatland by Charles H. Hinton
  6. The Book of Worlds by Miles J. Breuer
  7. The Gostak and the Doshes by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  8. The Cube Root of Conquest by Rog Phillips
  9. Plane People by Wallace West
  10. The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator by Murray Leinster
Ratings for The Appendix and the Spectacles:
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Mathematical Content:
2.5/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2.5/5 (2 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifHigher/Lower Dimensions,
TopicGeometry/Topology/Trigonometry,
MediumShort Stories,

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