A Professional Prince
Medical Practitioners, Language, Surgery, Hospitals, Patronage
Discusses a report in The Times of the 'Prince of Tour and Taxis'—a reference to Prince Maximilian Karl of Thurn und Taxis—who is 'for ever looking about the hospitals' of Paris. Noting that surgical practice includes procedures known as 'tour de maitre' and 'taxis', suggests that the prince might be 'an illustrious Surgeon' whose name embodies his eminence in 'a truly noble science'.
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