Punch,  34 (1858), 252.

A Hint to France



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physiology, Surgery, Death, Lecturing

    Discusses the lectures of Charles-E Brown-Séquard at the Royal College of Surgeons, in which the lecturer identified a point in the brain which, when lightly touched, 'produces instant death'. Notes that the medical term for the structure translates as 'the point as the writer's pen'.

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