25 August 2013

Douglas Southall Freeman - Not Your Typical Academic

Freeman was, during those days, a heavy user of tobacco, both cigarettes and chewing tobacco. His technique of chewing while lecturing was an inviting target for humorous critique. "The Doctor shifted his quid from right to left," it was reported, "and gave a demonstration of his well known maxim, that the moment of expectoration must synchronize with the completion of a sentence." ~ From David Johnson's Douglas Southall Freeman

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