Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Death of a Statesman

On this day, in 1965, Winston Churchill died, after a severe stroke. I am inappropriately delighted to discover that the pre-eminent neurologist who treated him in the immediate aftermath was none other than Dr Brain. But then I had a schoolfriend whose father was, I believe, a urologist named Dr Dick. It all goes to show something, though I don't know what.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Recusant said...

On the West Coast of Scotland, back in the seventies, our local doctor was called Dr Donald Duck. As you can imagine, everyone called him the quack.

12:48 pm  
Blogger Sacerdote said...

It's called nominative determinism and was popularised by new scientist.

9:27 pm  

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