The Medical Pickwick; A Monthly Literary Magazine of Wit and Wisdom Volume 7; V. 10; V. 12

The Medical Pickwick; A Monthly Literary Magazine of Wit and Wisdom Volume 7; V. 10; V. 12

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...ing in odd moments, both medical and secular. Ten miles an hour was great speed in those days, but at that speed you were capable of discussing something more--important than tire mileage and gasoline economy. You even had a reasonable knowledge of contemporaneous medical science. But from the day you learned to pilot your first motor vehicle you've degenerated, you've con tented yourself with a lower plane. Indeed, this is the sac! price we have paid for automobile luxury and the dissipation such luxury carries with it. What book can hold the doctor at home of an evening when there's ll nothing to do but load in the family and go out for a spin? The odor and atmosphere of the library which our fathers cultivated in their day was an incentive to good reading. The fumes of the garage merely remind the doctor that he must go and have the clutch adjusted. I "It's 'no use. I have no iambition, no appetite'-I need some of that goat lymph." page sixteen Old Baldy? "Well, that's the place where the millionaire from New York shot his daughter." Shocked by the nonchalant manner in which this liliacide was recounted, I so far forgot the rules of the game as to fire a volley of questions at Sile and the effect was what I might have expected--profound silence. Realizing my mistake, I dismissed the subject and did not again refer to it. After we had worn out the commonplace topics of discussion, Sile ceased his ruminations abruptly and as if there had been but one subject under consideration. resumed: "and the darn fool had hunted and fished from Maine to Californy. "You see it was the first season we had open season on deer. The critters had got so thick that Lige Shattuck shut three on 'em up with his calves...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838734
  • 9781236838735