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After-dinner speeches

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1158/a (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1158

After-dinner speaking out of the mouths of some few practitioners becomes a science, and nothing can better promote digestion than to set back “serenely full” and listen to the founded periods and elaborate impromptus of someome whose natural gifts have been cultivated by art. Genius has been defined, wrongly we think, as …

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