Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lord Brain 1895-1966

This post remembers eminent British neurologist Dr. Russell Brain, 1st Baron Brain, aka The Right Honourable the Lord Brain (1895-1966), author of Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System and longtime editor of the medical journal Brain. He was knighted in 1952, and cared for Winston Churchill on Churchill's deathbed in 1965 (Wikipedia).

Lord Brain must have looked in the mirror every morning and said, "I have the best name in the whole world."

1 comment:

Shauna said...

I love this. Makes me think of the name "Pretty" which I've only just encountered (apparently a PEI name). There are several pretty girls who I've randomly seen on Facebook with that name, and I wonder what they think when they look in the mirror... equally best name ever? Probably not.