Punch,  53 (1867), 71.

Controversial Anatomy





Anatomy, Dissection, Religion, Periodicals

    Discusses an Athenaeum review of a 'volume of essays' by Henry E Manning, which the author claims is a 'masterpiece of dissection', written by somebody who is 'notoriously dextrous in slitting up bundles of paradoxes', and who 'walks, as medical students say, into one of the soft parts presented to his [literary] scalpel'. Believes that the reviewer has laid bare 'a morbid appearance', but stresses that 'these spots of disease are strictly local', explaining that Manning's 'faith towards the Church of Rome' and 'bad faith towards the Church of England' represents the views of the archbishop and not of the whole church.

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