"I am driven to distraction by the British dilatoriness, the everlasting stopping for meals. Someone is eating all day long–orderlies, sistsers, noncoms, officers. As a result there is only about an hour between any two meals– breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, late supper– when the team as a whole can work together. In the other operating room they stop also for broth and biscuits at 11 a.m. As most of these men breakfast at nine, this means quite a gastromnomic day, and most of them eat more meals than they operate on patients. I shall try to drive our American team into eight head cases a day or bust."
~ Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery
chapter 10: An American Surgeon at Passchendaele