The family doctor gave her cod liver oil, then iron, then nitrate of silver, but as the first and the second and the third were alike in doing no good, and as his advice when spring came was to go abroad, a celebrated physician was called in.
At that instant the princess came into the drawing room with the family doctor. The prince withdrew, trying not to show how ridiculous he thought the whole performance.
When the doctors were left alone, the family doctor began timidly explaining his opinion, that there was a commencement of tuberculous trouble, but...and so on.
The family doctor
, finding that Mademoiselle Stangerson was much better, but fearing a relapse which would no longer permit of her being questioned, had thought it his duty to inform the examining magistrate of this, who decided to proceed immediately with a brief examination.
Miss Marrable, whose temperament was sensitive, became hysterical under the strain of perpetual anxiety; the family doctor
declined to answer for the nervous consequences if something was not done.
For everybody's family doctor
was remarkably clever, and was understood to have immeasurable skill in the management and training of the most skittish or vicious diseases.
Trefusis, having accompanied the consulting physician to the door, detected the family doctor
in the act of pulling a long face just outside it.
The family doctor
had suggested a sea-voyage, as a wise manner of employing the fine summer months.
After dinner Benjy called attention to a wart which Tom had on the knuckles of his hand, and which the family doctor
had been trying his skill on without success, and begged the farmer to charm it away.
It happened that our family doctor
was out on a holiday, an accident which made Meunier's presence in the house doubly welcome, and he apparently entered into the case with an interest which seemed so much stronger than the ordinary professional feeling, that one day when he had fallen into a long fit of silence after visiting her, I said to him -
The discredited family doctor
was threatening those extraordinary exposures that afterwards began and were broken off; tales of monstrous and prehistoric things in Park Lane; things done by an English Evangelist that smelt like human sacrifice and hordes of slaves.
In his childhood he had been a problem to his father and mother, and to the family doctors
, though never had they come within a thousand miles of hitting upon the clue to his erratic, conduct.