Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wesley the ‘Medical Doctor’

Wed. 16 Feb 1757. Calling on a friend, I found him just seized with all the symptoms of a pleurisy. I advised him to apply a brimstone plaster, and in a few hours he was perfectly well. Now, to what end should this patient have taken a heap of drugs and lost twenty ounces of blood? ‘To what end? Why, to oblige the doctor and apothecary.’ Enough! Reason good!

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