"But being weary of all practice on fetid bodies, from a certain niceness of constitution (especially when he attended Dr. Woodward through a twelve-months' course of vomition) he determined to leave it off entirely, and to apply himself only to diseases of the mind."
— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Arbuthnot, John (bap. 1677, d. 1735)
(Chapter X, pp. 51-2)
See Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus. By Mr. Pope (Dublin: Printed by and for George Faulkner, 1741). <Link to ECCO-TCP>
Reading Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus (London: Hesperus Press, 2002). [From which much of my text was originally transcribed.]