Punch,  55 (1868), 221–22.

Odd Men Out. The Man with a Voice—Second Species of the Genus—The Big Man with the Little Voice  [17/23]



Essay, Drollery, Serial


Medical Practitioners, Anatomy, Education

    Written to suggest a reader's typical experiences of a range of human characters, the author describes the behaviour of Norringer, a tall, middle-aged man with a soft voice, who gives a detailed medical explanation of the sensitivity of his throat. Explains that if one were to compliment Norringer on his medical knowledge, one would be met with his boast that, although he is a solicitor, he studied medicine with Astley P Cooper, who told him that he would 'beat us all, if you only stick to it'. Proceeds to explain Norringer's appreciation of the discovery of ozone which is 'the thing for my [vocal] organ'.

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