Punch,  1 (1841), 154.

The Physiology of the London Medical Student—II. The New Man  [2/12]



Essay, Drollery, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Anatomy, Education, Hospitals, Universities, Pathology

    Describes the academic and social life of a medical student at the University of London. Aspects of his social life are linked with medical claims. For example, the author claims that the student abstains from drinking beer after being warned about the 'collywobbles' described in James Copland's Medical Dictionary and John Gregory's Practice of Physic. The student perceives the 'rich reward of watching the gradual progress of a fellow-creature to convalescence, and the insignificance of worldly gain compared with the pure treasures of pathological knowledge'. Takes the perspective of the student, Joseph Muff, who describes his fellow students as 'dissipated and irreligious'.

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