Some physiologists will have it that the stomach is a mill;others, that it is a fermenting vat;others again that it is a stew-pan;but in my view of the matter, it is neither a mill, a fermenting vat, nor a stew-panbut a stomach, gentlemen, a stomach. William HunterSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quoted in J A Paris A Treatise on Diet (1824), epigraph, from a note made by Hunter on one of his lectures.
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