Guy's Hospital Gazette

Guy's Hospital Gazette

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... expectancy at that pile on the Embankment where " fair hopes are dashed, etc." There was a constant stream into the huge reception room, Mr. Symonds welcoming all with a. cheery word and handshake. What a. gathering of medicosl what a. reunion l Old friends, who for years have not met, would recognise one another---a hearty welcome, mutual inquiries, and a stream of reminiscences. One would hear, " Why, there is So-and-So, one of our entry, wasn't he?" " Hasn't he aged," or " How fit he is looking," and the merry group would be joined by another. More mutual inquiries; more reminiscences. The range was extensive, from 1849 to 1908. Forms which, all too unfortunately, we see too little of at Guy's now---Mr. Bryant, Dr. Pye-Smith, Dr. Pavy, Dr. Savage Dr. Goodhart, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Brailey, Mr. Higgens, Dr. Galabin-were moving here and there, and being welcomed by their old friends and pupils. The reunion was at its height when stentorian tones brought the guests back to the more material side with a " Dinner is served, gentlemen." One would have imagined that trying to find one's place and table would have been well-nigh impossible; but no, for the programme--a veritable work of art--contained a scheme wherein was shown the disposition of the tables. One had merely to look up the name in the index and note the number, which tallied with a certain table. Each table was arranged as much as possible in years of qualification, and each was headed by a vice-chairman. Of course, there followed a still further reunion. Old friends who had not met in the reception room found themselves neighbours at table, all due to that wizard, Dr. Shaw. The menu was an excellent...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949846
  • 9781236949844