Punch,  51 (1866), 77.

Celebrity for Samuel, Brothers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Societies, Medical Practitioners, Physiology, Discovery

    Discusses news of the establishment of the 'Sydenham' medical club—a reference to the Sydenham Society. Criticises the founders for naming their club after Thomas Sydenham, whom they regard as the 'celebrated Physician of the time of Charles the First'. Insists that the society should have been called the 'Harvey Club' since William Harvey was the 'discoverer of the circulation of the blood' and is a 'greater name' than Sydenham. Adds that this title would have stopped people nicknaming the society 'The Seventeen-six'.

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