Excerpt from Man's Mission on Earth: Being a Series of Lectures Delivered at Dr. Jourdain's Parisian Gallery of Anatomy
Prolonging his life, much less curing him. I soon found out that he had originally been of a robust constitution, but that he had gradually fallen away, until suddenly attacked by this galloping consumption. After several weeks' treatment, during which time the life of the patient seemed hanging by a mere thread, he began to amend, and, after a long time, regained his health. One of his lungs was nearly gone, - but which I was In time to save. This gentleman had suffered from sperma torrhoea and nocturnal emissions, which had been the original causes of his decline. I cannot say how long this gentleman lived. At any rate, five years afterwards he was as robust, apparently, as could be. I.
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