Case in which a Penny Coin Impacted in the Throat of a Child was Discovered and Removed by the Aid of the Laryngoscope

G. Johnson
1867 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Harvey lost much of his popularity by promulgating his views; and society is scarcely more able now than in the time of Harvey to decide justly whether they are crushing a meritorious practitioner by their censure, or bolstering up a quack by their encomiums. This uncertainty of receiving an intelligent award is a harder grievance than the absence in our profession of those rich prizes which are meted out so liberally to the successful in the sister faculties of Divinity and Law. This passing
more » ... Law. This passing allusion to the name of Harvey warns me once more to revert to the duty of the day, and suggests that I have scarcely borne the meed of honour due to his great memory. It was more than talent, more than devoted industry, which were needed to make up the complement of noble qualities by which a fame like his could rise and live. Modest, courageous, temperate, generous, and courteous-a brilliant catalogue of virtues !-these were his; and genial circumstances attended
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