Punch, 31 (1856), 194.
A Man of Active Skin
Narcotics, Physiology, Temperance
Describing the sudorific powers of various substances and the sweating endured by medical students during qualifying examinations, discusses the case of the statesman Lawrence Heyworth, who became so doubtful about his commitment to teetotalism that 'the perspiration burst out of him like a flood'. Surmises that his abstinence and excessive sweating have combined to prevent him from dying from a 'dangerous illness' or fear.
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