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D Emslie-Smith
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Volume 38: Issue 1: 2008




After an annual introduction of new Fellows one of them viewed the neckties  on  display  and, referring  to  their  sagittary  motif, was  heard  to  say, ‘I suppose it is the College crest.’ Of course, it is precisely not that. The only crest the College has is that of its arms, which is completely different. However, one can sympathise  with  the  new  Fellow,  for  in  the  College  he  was  surrounded  by confusing reminders of the medical mythology of ancient Greece. This account is offered as a refresher course on the dramatis personae of the pantheon and some of their activities and attributes.