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Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #76

Kick-Back Friday: #76

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The Spiral Staircase (1942): Ridiculous, preposterous, and thoroughly entertaining. A young Dorothy McGuire is a traumatized mute stalked by a serial killer in the early 1900s. Ethel Barrymore mugs it up as a bedridden invalid, warning the girl of her imminent danger. A good late-night change of pace for tweens.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.