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Round The Red Lamp

Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,744
mnybks.net#: 2304
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Health

"A strikingly realistic and decidedly original contribution to modern literature."--Boston Saturday Evening Gazette.

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is very hard of hearing, so that it makes little difference whether he uses it or not.

He reads, as a duty, his weekly medical paper, so that he has a general idea as to the advance of modern science. He always persists in looking upon it as a huge and rather ludicrous experiment. The germ theory of disease set him chuckling for a long time, and his favourite joke in the sick room was to say, "Shut the door or the germs will be getting in." As to the Darwinian theory, it struck him as being the crowning joke of the century. "The children in the nursery and the ancestors in the stable," he would cry, and laugh the tears out of his eyes.

He is so very much behind the day that occasionally, as things move round in their usual circle, he finds himself, to his bewilderment, in the front of the fashion. Dietetic treatment, for example, had been much in vogue in his youth, and he has more practical knowledge of it than any one whom I have met. Massage, too, was familiar to him when it was new to our ge

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