"Scratches" of a Surgeon

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W. A. Chatterton, 1879 - Medicine - 120 pages
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Page 43 - Neleus' valiant son ! Ascend thy chariot, haste with speed away, And great Machaon to the ships convey. A wise physician, skill'd our wounds to heal, Is more than armies to the public weal.
Page 66 - Tis true the snake aroused the curiosity. And gave to Eve the apple fair and bright ; She ate, and with a fatal generosity Inveigled Adam to a luscious bite. That from that time disease and suffering came, DOCTORS were called upon to cure the evil ; The art of HEALiNG, then, with all its fame, Was AT THE FiRST developed by the devil.
Page 61 - Raised expectations very high indeed — I saw a practice growing from the seed. I tried to don a very learned look, Placed 'neath my arm a .Symptom-Codex book, (A fashion which in eastern cities then Was followed by most scientific men, But which, adopted in New York would be Considered proof of insufficiency). It was a bitter cold December day, And as I tramped the hard and frozen ground, The winter wind with icicles at play, Strew'd glittering fragments everywhere around.
Page 1 - His name was Bolus. Benjamin Bolus, though in trade (Which oftentimes will genius fetter), Read works of fancy, it is said, And cultivated the belles lettres.
Page 93 - Carved bone and muscle, nerve and artery, " Crammed •" for each quiz, applauded with my feet, And cut my name upon a chosen seat ; 'Twas the right-hand corner of the second row, — I cut it there just twenty years ago. These are my sins, O mother, I avow, And ask thy pardon for my foibles now ; And may I wish thee, in the conjoint name Of all thy children, an immortal fame; Thy portals fair may knowledge ever crown, May wisdom lend thee glory and renown ; Forth from thy gates may truth...
Page 60 - right nobly," every man his share, To medicate the nation. I have my eye on one, whom I could name, Who'd slip a quiz at any time to go And exercise the muscles of his frame, By rolling ten-pins in a street below. I see another, who on clinic-days would be So weary with his...
Page 59 - Ah ! let us pause and drop a silent tear, To those fond memories we hold so dear. Let recollection tune our hearts once more, To friends departed whom we knew of yore. # * * * But Williamson and Hemple stand to view, And, oh my prophetic soul, MY UNCLE! too, But there were fellow students also there Who now have grown in name and reputation, Have married ladies who are wondrous fair, And done " right nobly," every man his share, To medicate the nation.
Page 64 - Our lives, we know, are all made up Of pleasure and of pain ; But gall and wormwood in the cup, May turn to sweets again. And so, what then...
Page 59 - Twas when I, fresh from halls of learning, Believed myself a great receptacle of knowledge, As most young men, whose eager minds are burning With lore all medical, received at college. I thought that I could all diseases cure, Could dish out medicines for aches and Ills, That no one need a single pang endure If I stood by with homoeopathic pills. It was in Philadelphia, city fair, I lectured once and practiced...
Page 44 - Patroclus cut the forky steel away: Then in his hands a bitter root he bruised; The wound he wash'd, the styptic juice infused. The closing flesh that instant ceased to glow, The wound to torture, and the blood to flow.

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