Luncheon to Lieutenant J. P. Müller (speech)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On 7 november 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presided a luncheon in honour to Lieutenant J. P. Müller held at the Savoy Hotel, London. He gave a speech about the Müller system.


  • President : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Speakers :
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Mr. Eugene Corri
    • Mr. T. A. Cook
    • Mr. W. E. Berry
    • Mr. Mostyn T. Pigott
    • Mr. Eric Green
    • Mr. H. T. Blackstaffe
    • Captain R. B. Campbell (superintendent of gymnasia, Southern Command and Channel isles)
    • Mr. Bruce Logan (hon. secretary of the luncheon committee)
    • Lord Alverstorte
    • Lord Desborough

Conan Doyle speech

Report from The Times

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in proposing the health of the guest, gave his personal experience of the benefit of the Müller system. He said that it might be called the cheapest form of exercise and recreation devised by the wit of man. No apparatus whatever was required, and the exercises had the advantage of not being too severe. Some time ago he had tried a system which developed the muscles, but Nature gave us only one banking account, and if we overdrew it in one place we had to underdraw it in another. He found that he put on muscle, but became "stupider and stupider" in the process, so he gave it up and the muscle melted like butter in the sun.

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