Punch,  1 (1841), 253.

The Physiology of the London Medical Student—11. How Mr Muff Concludes His Evening  [11/12]



Serial, Diary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Education, Universities, Chemistry

Institutions mentioned:

University of London

    Believes a pot of 'half-and-half' (a mixture of two malt liquors, commonly ale and porter) is as essential to the 'proper illumination of a Medical Student's faculties' as 'sulphuric acid is to the ignition of the platinum of the hydropneumatic lamp'. Notes that, despite the efforts of the Royal College of Surgeons, pots of beer find their way into the dissecting room. Relates gossip and mirth enjoyed by medical students over pots of beer.

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