Harper's New Monthly Magazine,  7 (1883–84), 492–94.

Editor's Drawer



Regular Feature—Anecdote, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Controversy

    Relates how 'Dr. Mead [who] was at one time the greatest of all London doctors' was 'assailed in a pamphlet by Dr. Woodward, Professor of Physic at the Gresham College'. In an ensuing sword fight, Mead 'disarmed his adversary, and ordered him to beg for his life', but Woodward replied swiftly, 'Never! [...] never, till I am your patient!' (494).

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