Confessions of an English Doctor (Google eBook)

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Routledge, 1904 - Medical ethics - 294 pages
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Page 229 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.
Page 280 - College shall seek for business through the medium of advertisements, or of any other disreputable method, or shall consult with, advise, direct, or assist, or have any professional communication with any person who professes to cure disease by the deception called homoeopathy, or by the practice called mesmerism, or by any other form of quackery ; or who follows any system or practice considered derogatory or dishonourable to physicians and surgeons.
Page 281 - Council, it is inconsistent with professional propriety and derogatory to the reputation, honour, and dignity of the College, to engage in the practice of homoeopathy or mesmerism, or any other form of quackery as hereinbefore set forth.
Page 100 - ... it was completed June 1 3th, 1 888, without any suspension of traffic. This gave an entire new steel structure from bank to bank, with a span of 1,268 ft. As a suspension bridge, it was the admiration of all who visited Niagara, but it was doomed to an untimely fate. On the night of January 9- 10th, 1889, the Niagara locality was visited by a terrific hurricane, and when daylight came in the morning not a single inch of the bridge proper remained, it having been torn away from the cliffs as though...
Page 100 - ... the bridge proper remained, it having been torn away from the cliffs as though cut out by a knife, and the entire mass of steel lay bottom up in the gorge below. On the slopes of the bank on each side of the river the ends of the fallen mass were visible, while beneath the deep, silent waters of the river the greater portion of the wreck was hidden, and there it remains to this day. On the fatal night the wind swept down the gorge across the Horseshoe Fall from the south-west. With its span of...
Page 101 - His only hope was to hold on and creep or walk towards the New York end, and this he did. When he passed off the bridge he was almost exhausted. He was the last man to cross the bridge before it fell. It is generally understood that the destruction of the bridge was due to a parting of the suspenders, which gave way one by one, allowing the bridge more freedom to swing on the gale until it was torn from its fastening.
Page 249 - ... of these men irritate me, with their careworn, disappointed countenances, and their hopeless general knowledge ! They would have been better working as general practitioners with a view to distinguishing themselves. They cannot properly afford to give their services year after year...
Page 101 - The night was intensely cold—the clashing of the wires of the bridge, the upheaval and swinging to and fro of the floor, and the roar of the Falls intensified the situation, and made the doctor almost fear reaching the river bank. His tightly buttoned overcoat was torn loose by the wind, which fairly ripped the buttons off.
Page 101 - From side to side the mighty structure surged, and 20 ft. or more high it tossed. The doctor realized that his life was in peril, for the storm seemed to be increasing in intensity. To the southern or upper rail of the structure he clung as best as he could, and carefully picked his way over the doomed bridge.
Page 100 - ... sick patient, Dr. Hodge, who resides on the New York side, went across to Canada, and returned in the height of the storm. Only a very high sense of duty to his patient led him to do this. It was about 10 pm that he crossed to Canada, and it was 11.30 pm, when he started to return. Down the...

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