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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 Captured Cross-Section by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  3. The Einstein See-Saw by Miles J. Breuer
  4. An Episode of Flatland by Charles H. Hinton
  5. The Next Dimension by Vladimir Karapetoff
  6. The Book of Worlds by Miles J. Breuer
  7. The Gostak and the Doshes by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  8. The Land of No Shadow by Carl H Claudy
  9. The Cube Root of Conquest by Rog Phillips
  10. Plane People by Wallace West
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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