Punch, 1 (1841), 232.
Punch's Stomachology [1/2]
Essay, Drollery, Serial
Phrenology, Analogy, Anatomy, Mapping
Using the analogy with phrenology, argues that the stomach possesses several 'faculties' including those for 'roast beef' and 'devilled kidney'. Adds that the stomach is a compound organ each part of which receives 'its own proper kind of ailment' and develops itself by 'outward bumps and prominences'. Introduces his 'system of Stomachology' and anticipates that his system will replace anatomy. Divides faculties into four classes: 'sustaining faculties' (basic foods), 'sentiments or affections', 'superior sentiments', and 'intellectual tastes' (fashionable foods).
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