Book on the Physician Himself

Book on the Physician Himself

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...// you wish to be valued make yourself somewhat scarce. When visiting a patient always let it be known whether and when you will visit him again; this will not only satisfy him, but prevent all uncertainty, and relieve his anxiety and expectancy of "The Doctor's Rap." Remember that to judge the changes or progress of certain cases it is better to visit them at different periods of the day, or even at night, while others should be seen as nearly as possible about the same hour each day. When a case has so far convalesced as to make frequent visits unnecessary, and yet improves so slowly or irregularly as to make you fear an arrest of improvement or a relapse, it is better to keep an eye upon it by looking in occasionally, for the treatment of the convalescent is often highly necessary for both him and you--and letting it be known when you will call again, with an understanding that if, meanwhile, the patient becomes worse, or, on the other hand, if he gets so much better as to render your promised visit unnecessary, you shall be notified thereof. This plan is, for many reasons, better than keeping them in doubt or quitting such cases more or less abruptly. The old, chronic cases that sometimes beset our paths often do us great injury, for among the surest fruits of neglecting them will be the speedy employment of quack medicines, or the entrance of some freebooter or a charlatan, whom some busybody has pressed upon them during your absence. It is very mortifying to drop in to see a patient, after prolonged neglect, and find a big bottle of quack medicine, or a vial of pellets, or some Osteopath or Christian Science literature on the table beside him, and then to hear this or that cock-and-bull story why he changed. When you first...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653580
  • 9781236653581