Pickwick Club: posthumous papersBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39140.694664.BE (Published 05 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:745
- Kieran Walsh, clinical editor, BMJ Learning
“Time and feeding had expanded that once romantic form; the black silk waistcoat had become more and more developed; and gradually had the capacious chin encroached upon the borders of the white cravat.”
This is how Charles Dickens described Mr Tupman, a character in the Pickwick Club.1 Such descriptions would have been unusual in the 19th century, but in the 21st …
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