The American Practitioner, Volume 48 (Google eBook)

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Page 551 - Ailie. It is over: she is dressed, steps gently and decently down from the table, looks for James; then, turning to the surgeon and the students, she curtsies and in a low, clear voice, begs their pardon if she has behaved ill.
Page v - DILATES AND FLUSHES the vaginal passage with a volume of whirling fluid which Smooths Out the Folds and Permits the Injection to Come in Contact with its Entire Surface, instantly Dissolving and Washing Out all Secretions and Discharges.
Page 551 - Rab looked perplexed and dangerous; forever cocking his ear, and dropping it as fast. " Ailie stepped up on a seat, and laid herself on the table, as her friend the surgeon told her; arranged herself, gave a rapid look at James, shut her eyes, rested herself on me, and took my hand. The operation was at once begun ; it was necessarily slow ; and chloroform one of God's best gifts to his suffering children was then unknown.
Page 551 - And so he did; and handy and clever, and swift and tender as any woman, was that horny-handed, snell, peremptory little man. Everything she got he gave her: he seldom slept; and often I saw his small shrewd eyes out of the darkness, fixed on her.
Page 220 - Practice of Pediatrics. By CHARLES GILMORE KERLEY, MD, Professor of Diseases of Children, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital. Octavo of 878 pages, illustrated.
Page 555 - Brae, then along Roslin Muir, the morning light touching the Pentlands and making them like onlooking ghosts ; then down the hill through Auchindinny woods past " haunted Woodhouselee ;" and as daybreak came sweeping up the bleak Lammermuirs, and fell on his own door, the company would stop, and James would take the key, and lift Ailie up again, laying her on her own bed, and, having put Jess up, would return with Rab and shut the door. James buried his wife with his neighbors mourning, Rab inspecting...
Page 551 - The operating-theatre is crowded; much talk and fun, and all the cordiality and stir of youth. The surgeon with his staff of assistants is there. In comes Ailie; one look at her quiets and abates the eager students. That beautiful old woman is too much for them; they sit down, and are dumb, and gaze at her. These rough boys feel the power of her presence. She walks in...
Page 92 - There is a dread disease which so prepares its victim, as it were, for death ; which so refines it of its grosser aspect, and throws around familiar looks, unearthly indications of the coming change ; a dread disease, in which the struggle between soul and body is so gradual, quiet, and solemn, and the result so sure, that day by day, and grain by grain, the mortal part wastes and withers away, so that the spirit grows light and sanguine with its lightening load, and, feeling immortality at liand.
Page 381 - I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there ye may be also.
Page 585 - Ignorance is visited as sharply as wilful disobedience incapacity meets with the same punishment as crime. Nature's discipline is not even a word and a blow, and the blow first ; but the blow without the word. It is left to you to find out why your ears are boxed.

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