The Lancet in the old days

Dalrymple enjoys Simenon’s 1960 novel Maigret et les Vieillards, which opens with the commissioner having dinner with his friends Dr and Mrs Pardon. The doctor remarks that the Lancet, ‘the austere English medical journal’, has mentioned the great police detective. Dalrymple asks: ‘Would anyone use the word “austere” to describe the journal now?’

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