The Gold-headed Cane

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P.B. Hoeber, 1915 - Biography - 261 pages
Story of a cane successively carried by Drs. Radcliffe, Mead, Askew, Pitcairn and Baillie and presented by Mrs. Baillie to the College of Physicians.
 

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Page 251 - And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus ; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us ; and to be merciful, just, and pure (Science and Health, p.
Page 189 - ... pocket), his Majesty had certainly died that moment ; which might have been of direful consequence, there being nobody else present with the King save this Doctor and one more, as I am assured. It was a mark of the extraordinary dexterity, resolution, and presence of mind in the Doctor, to let him blood in the very paroxysm, without staying the coming of other physicians, which regularly should have been done, and for want of which he must have a regular pardon, as they tell me.
Page 214 - The last thing a physician learns, in the course of his experience, is to know when to do nothing, but quietly to wait and allow nature and time to have fair play in checking the progress of disease and gradually restoring the strength and health of the patient.
Page 171 - ... and happiness of all mankind. By these qualities, accompanied with great sweetness of manners, he acquired the love and esteem of all good men, in a degree which perhaps very few have experienced ; and after passing an active life with the uniform testimony of a good conscience, he became a distinguished example of its influence in the cheerfulness and serenity of his latest age.
Page 109 - There is no end of my kind treatment from the faculty ; they are in general the most amiable companions, and the best friends, as well as the most learned men, I know.
Page 111 - How can that be,' he replied, 'when the State is so agitated with storms, and I myself am yet in the open sea ? And indeed,' added he, ' wei'e not my mind solaced by my studies, and the recollection of the observations I have formerly made, there is nothing which should make me desirous of a longer continuance. But, thus employed, this obscure life and vacation from public cares, which disquiet other minds, is the medicine of mine.
Page 247 - ... themselves to humane and cultivated minds. But as the assumed gravity and outward signs of the profession were now considered obsolete customs, and were by general consent laid aside by the physicians ; and as a more curious anxiety began to be observed on the part of the patient to learn everything connected with his complaint, arising naturally from the improved state of general knowledge, a different conduct became necessary in the sick room. The innovation required by the spirit of modern...
Page 75 - Friend might have betrayed him into some intemperate observations, yet no one could doubt his patriotic feelings and loyalty. Finally, the Doctor refused to prescribe for the minister, unless the prisoner was set at liberty. He was almost immediately relieved from prison and admitted to bail, his sureties...
Page 248 - ... the touch, is not only unphilosophical, but must surely, in many instances, lead to unfounded and erroneous conclusions. One of the inevitable consequences of such a system is frequent disappointment in foretelling the issue of the malady, that most important of all points to the reputation of a physician ; and though such a mode of investigation might prove eminently successful in the skilful hands of Dr. Baillie, it must be allowed to be an example of dangerous tendency to those who have not...
Page 44 - God to visit him with a severe fit of sickness, or peripneumonia, which confined, him a great while to his chamber, and to the more than ordinary care of his tender spouse. During this affliction, he was disabled from practice; but the very first time he dined in his parlour afterwards, a certain great man in high station came to consult him on an indisposition — (ratione vagi sui amoris) — and he was one of the godly ones, too, of those times.

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