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Philip MacDonald (November 5, 1900, London — December 10, 1980, Woodland Hills, California) was an English author of thrillers.

MacDonald was the grandson of the writer George MacDonald and son of the author Ronald MacDonald and the actress Constance Robertson. During World War I he served with the British cavalry in Mesopotamia, later trained horses for the army, and was a show jumper.... more »

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  • ''He taught me the mathematics of anatomy, but he couldn't teach me the poetry of medicine.... I feel that MacFarland had me on the wrong road, a road that led to knowledge, but not to healing.''
    Philip MacDonald, and Robert Wise. Fettes (Russell Wade), The Body Snatcher, explaining why he has decided to stop studying under Dr. MacFarland (1945...
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  • ''You and I have two bodies, aye, very different sorts of bodies, but we're closer than if we were in the same skin. For I saved that skin o' yours once, and you'll not forget it.''
    Philip MacDonald, and Robert Wise. Gray (Boris Karloff), The Body Snatcher, talking to MacFarland in the public house (1945). Based on a short sto...
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  • ''He's in the other room getting stiffer than the bodies he demonstrates.''
    Philip MacDonald, and Robert Wise. Landlord, The Body Snatcher, directing Gray to the drunken Dr. MacFarland (1945). Based on a short story by Rob...
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