Second Breakfast

"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
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