Sunday, July 09, 2017


You Had Better Look That Up

H.L. Mencken, diary (November 25, 1938; on Dr. Dean Lewis):
The students in the Hopkins Medical School rather dislike him, but that is only because he is a harsh examiner. He never lets them get away with bluffs. Either they know the matter under discussion or he orders them to go back to their books. His phrase, "You had better look that up," is a byword at the Medical School.

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