Scope and content
Announces that his attitude towards life has undergone a complete transformation. Reports that a second surgeon whom he consulted thought that Sidgwick was not in a proper condition for the operation, and ordered him to 'eat drink and be merry for a few days first.' Explains that he tells Myers this, so that he may know when he goes to visit Sidgwick the following day 'that conviviality is not a scientific, but a medical duty.' Will go to the Synthetic [Society] dinner that night 'in obedience to the same order.'