Friday, 23 November 2012

Under The Chirugeon's Knife

'A Complete Treatise on the Stone & Gravel'
(1710) by John Greenfield, M.D.

Our thoughts at this time go out to our esteemed colleague, Thadeus, who, yesterday, went under the chirugeon's knife to have a stone the size of a golf ball removed. We have report that he is making good progress and will soon be able to bite heartily into a delicious slice of Fickle Cake. 

Huzzah for Thadeus!


  1. Dear Friends,
    Knowing your interest in all things quirky and historical, may I recommend a trip to the museum collection at Norfolk and Norwich hospital. It started life as a path lab specimens and today houses the world's largest and most important collections of stones. Not geo but biological - kidney, gall bladder etc. An antiquarian delight
    A fellow connoisseur.

    1. Dear Patricia,

      We were talking about this collection recently and I do think that the Society should enquire about how we might access and see these curios for ourselves. Your prompt is a timely reminder and I thank you for that.


  2. My earnest wishes that we see Thadeus back on the golf course as soon as possible.

    1. Dear Tom,

      I passed your message onto poor frail, shaking, sweating, delerious Thadeus and his response was, "urggh... grrrrh.... gurgle... tweeble sprockets..."


    2. Tee from a Thermos flask, to my ears - shaken, not stirred.

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