Richard Carter, review
of R. Porter, Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain (1650-1900)
(London: Reaction Books, 2001), in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
95.3 (March 2002) 157-159 (at 157-158):
Another child, Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck was of sterner stuff. Having extracted four front teeth, her kindly dentist offered '... a packet of comfits as my reward. But I drew up and said, "Do you think Regulus, and Epictetus, and Seneca, would take a reward for bearing pain; or the little Spartan boys?"'.