Edinburgh Review, 1 (1802–03), 113.
Art. XVI [Review of Anniversary Sermon of the Royal Humane Society by William Langford]
[Sydney Smith] *
Societies, Medical Treatment, Accidents
Royal Humane Society
'An incident which happened to the gentleman engaged in reviewing this Sermon, proves, in the most striking manner, the importance of this charity for restoring to life persons in whom the vital power is suspended. He was discovered, with Dr. Langford's discourse lying open before him, in the state of the most profound sleep'. After further facetious comments on the sermon's style the reviewer concludes: 'The charity itself is above all praise'.
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