These casual notes, turned out as the spirit moved Parkes Weber, for the most part deal with recollections and reminiscences of the last century. At the present time they resemble little snatches of conversation or recollected bits and snatches which might be interjected in talk or into a letter. The subject matter varies from nature and God, coins and metals, to calcareous spherules in the mouth and increased length of the leg due to congenital syphilis.
Recently a Parkes Weber Lectureship has been endowed, and the first lecture under its auspices was held last year in London. It seems a fitting tribute to keep alive indefinitely the memory of one of the last great generalists in medicine whose scholarly connoisseurship of the rare and bizarre has caused his name to be affixed to more disorders than anyone else I know.