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But Physician was a composed man, who performed neither on his own trumpet, nor on the trumpets of other people.
This king was a leper, and all his doctors had been unable to cure him, when a very clever physician came to his court.
As his studies, at a previous period of his life, had made him extensively acquainted with the medical science of the day, it was as a physician that he presented himself and as such was cordially received.
Some old stagers held back so that they might be seen by the physician himself, but they seldom succeeded in this; and only three or four, whose condition seemed to demand his attention, were kept.
This pulse was full of such fatal indications, that the physician continued, notwithstanding the interruptions of the patient: "Put down the years of the Fronde at four each, and you have lived eighty-two years.
To say the truth, every physician almost hath his favourite disease, to which he ascribes all the victories obtained over human nature.
AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing.
The physician, being called to attend the sick person, would look at him, and say, "It is the small-pox
And while speaking in this courteous fashion he cast an uneasy and scrutinizing glance from the physician to his companion.
All this, however, has nothing to do with what I have to tell; I thought it might amuse a physician.
Do you mean, for example, that he who is mistaken about the sick is a physician in that he is mistaken?
The physician who first warned me of the critical state of my mother's health is anxious to hear what I can tell him of her last moments.

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