Special Correspondence

1863 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
what they have taken for diluvium is ground of recent formation, and has none of the characters of diluvian formations." A thunder-bolt falling at the feet of M. Quatrefages would have astonished him less. The whole scaffolding he had been erecting was shivered to the ground. The public grinned, and immediately quitted the Academy, whose business was ended in their eyes. M. Milne-Edwards swore, but rather too late, that they couldn't take him in. Whereupon M. Quatrefages, find. ing himself
more » ... d. ing himself denied even by his companion, struck his colours, muttered a few words, and regained his seat quite crest-fallen. Certainly, from the very beginning, a word from M. Beaumont would have settled the question of the molar; but he designedly let his colleagues put their foot well into it, and so gave them a lesson which we hope will not soon be forgotten. So ended the comedy.
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