A most interesting book on the life of the great Edinburgh doctor, and a fascinating peep into the prevalent customs of the age in which he lived.
The author, Myrtle Simpson - related to the doctor through her husband, refers occasionally to his religious experience. Little, however, can be determined as to what effect it had on him from what she has to say. At one point she says, 'he stopped attending religious meetings now.' But as she refers to the period just before his death when he was suffering a great deal of pain, it is understandable about his not going to meetings. However, she does include a very interesting quote by him just a few days before he died. This is what he said: 'From extreme pain I have not been able to read or even think much today, but when I think, it is the words"Jesus only" and really that is all that is needed, is it not?'...Continua