Nostrums and Quackery; Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association Volume 2

Nostrums and Quackery; Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association Volume 2

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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: ... I had contracted a minor disease more than one year ago. He pretended to make an examination and then said: "Well, I guess you did. And what is worse, you have contracted the syphilis. You have had gonorrhea for a year. My boy, you have been a di fool in not coming to see me several months ago. Don't you know, young man, that by all the laws of nature you should be dead? Now, I can cure you, but it will take some time to do it. Why, I am surprised that you should be such a di fool and let a thing like this go on.." "Doctor," I said hesitatingly, "is it as bad as that?" "Is it as bad as that?" He shook his finger in my face. "Well, I should say it is. I don't want to scare you, though. I won't tell you what else is wrong. Get up on that table and let me examine you." I climbed on an operating table and he began fumbling around with a stethoscope. He placed it to my heart and listened a few seconds. Then he began tapping me on the breast with a rubber hammer. He wore a worried expression. I said: "Now, doctor, don't hesitate to tell me what is wrong with me, because I I nt to know it " want to know. If I am as bad as you say wa. "Don't worry, my boy," he replied. "Just let me do the worrying. Now, don't get scared; I have had twenty-two years' experience in this kind of thing d h' ' ho eless Life is sweet you know, and you are a young man. an not mg is p., Some day you will want to get married and have a nice wife and home, but you will not live to see that day if you let this thing go on. "What are you doing now?" I asked, as he began to tap me with the hamH ut a hand light in my hand and said, "I am making a...show more

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 694g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993152
  • 9781236993151