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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
he voyage is described in the New York Tribune, April 11, 13. Reaching Paris by way of Havre and Rouen, March 23, he found there American and English friends to welcome him,—among the former T. G. Apgh the farce of custom-house and of passports, and started at eleven o'clock on the railroad for Rouen. The carriages and the—whole management of the road were in contrast with ours, and the country through which we passed was charming. Reached Rouen at two o'clock; stopped at Hotel d'angleterre, and at once sallied forth alone to visit the sights, which kept me on my legs till five o'clock. tics at home, or all combined have given me much of my old strength. March, Sunday. Stayed in Rouen another day, partly for rest, and partly to enjoy still more the old town; heard mass and vesperage in the environs, and passed a couple of hours at the opera in the evening. March 23. Left Rouen this morning at half-past 9 o'clock. The day was fine for March. Much struck by the whole manag
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
Chapter 42: Europe again.—heroic remedies.—health restored. 1858-1859. Sumner arrived at Havre June 1; and after a night at Rouen, an old city which always fascinated him, he went on to Paris. Two days after, an American merchant, Mr. Henry Woods of Boston, then engaged in business in that city, directed his attention to Dr. Brown-Sequard Charles Edward Brown-Sequard (1818–), born in Mauritius of mixed American and French parentage; educated in Mauritius and in Paris, his specialty being experimental physiology; restless by nature, anti living at times in France, the United States, and England; a bold experimenter on animals and human beings; adventurous in practice as in theory; and attempting in late years to rejuvenate the human system. as a person who, though not in the regular practice of medicine or surgery, had devoted himself to the study of nervous diseases, particularly as connected with the spine, and was well known for his experiments in physiology and his lecture<