Excerpt from Hints to a Fashionable Lady
Zealous cultivators of the profession for sordid avarice is as incompatible with an ardent love of the sciences, as it is with the finest and noblest emotions of the soul. A man indeed may be conciliating in his man ners, and indefatigable in his attendance on the sick, because it is his interest to be so but he must be actuated by more generous principles, to be in fact the good physician. It is humanity that prompts him to sacrifice at all times his own ease for that of his patient, and to be ever ready to afford the resources of his art; or when his efforts are all in vain, to linger around the couch of his expiring charge, and with soothing language, and kind offices, assuage the agonies of dis solving Nature, and smooth the rugged ave.
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