Punch,  1 (1841), 94–95.

The Lost Papers of the British Association



News-Digest, Spoof


Societies, Medical Treatment, Mesmerism, Surgery, Medical Practitioners, Disease

    Describes how medical papers to be presented at the British Association for the Advancement of Science were lost and found their way into Punch's hands. The spoof papers include Dr Splitnerve's case of a highly 'magnetic' young man, Dr Mortar's cure of an excessive case of squinting, Dr Sexton's evidence supporting his claim that influenza is 'a disease of convenience', and Professor Wynne Slow on the 'Philosophy of Death'.

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