A Companion to the Bull's-Eye
Medical Practitioners, Instruments, Invention, Narcotics, Measurement
Discusses a recent inquest at which it was revealed that the police had wrongly concluded that the insensibility of the victim had been caused by drunkenness. The inquest found that his insensibility was due to a fracture of the skull, which the man had received during an assault. Criticizes the police for their blundering and suggests that an 'ingenious medical mechanician' should devise an instrument for measuring drunkenness.
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