Chironian Volume 13

Chironian Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...ladies who are wonderous fair, And done "right nobly," every man his share, To papulate the nation. Ihave my eye on one, whom I could name, Vho'd slip a quizz at any time to go And exercise the muscles of his frame, By rolling ten-pins in a street below. I see another, who on clinic-days would be So weary with his labors and so pale, That he would fain entice a company To feed on oysters and to drink pale ale, But pshaw; I see the blushes on these doctor's faces, ' And worse than all! their ladies make grimaces. Therefore, though every word of this is truth, I'll not repeat these memories of my youth. Well, as I said--excuse my being prosy, I'll hurry through his little bit of rhyme. The older gentlemen are growing dozy, And think I'm wasting very precious time. In that same city fair, of which I tell, Amid the cares of life there used to dwell A lady of the far famed emerald Isle, Rheumatic and dyspeptic, full of bile, " Cross as two sticks," and with a temper sour, The doctor having tested well the power Ofsenna and of salts, of pills and blisters, Salves. plasters, chologogues and clysters, To kill or cure her---but had been defeated-By strength of constitution berng cheated. She sent for me in-haste to come and see What her condition for cure might be. Dear me! a patient--what a happy tone, To have patient, and one all my own--To have a patient, and myself be fee'd. Raised expectations very high indeed--I saw a practice growing from the seed. I tried to don a very learned look, Placed 'neath my arm a Sypmtom-Codex book, (A fashion which in many cities then Was followed by most scientific men, But which, adopted in New York, would be Considered proof ofinsufficiency). It was a bitter cold December...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759028
  • 9781236759023