The Essay most likely to try the reader's patience is No. III.If only all books came with such self-critical reviews...
Friday, December 28, 2007
Having gone to the shelf for a completely different book (I'm compiling a list of all the classics of neurology held in the History of Medicine Collection, a more arduous task than I first imagined it would be), I couldn't help but pull out Floating matter of the air by Tyndall. Talk about a catchy spine title. And miraculously, the book opened to page xv of the Introductory Note, where my eyes first alighted upon the following sentence: