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A Book about Doctors by John Cordy Jeaffreson

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THE DOCTOR'S RECREATION SERIES

CHARLES WELLS MOULTON

_General Editor_

VOLUME FOUR

[Illustration: _PROF. BILLROTH'S SURGICAL CLYNIC_

_A. F. SELLIGMANN, PINX._

_COPYRIGHT 1892 WM. WOOD & CO. NEW YORK_]

[Illustration: title page]

A Book About DOCTORS

By

John Cordy Jeaffreson

Author of "The Real Lord Byron," "The Real Shelley," "A Book About Lawyers," etc., etc.

1904

THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO.

NEW YORK AKRON, O. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING COMPANY

THE WERNER COMPANY AKRON, O.

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

CHAPTER I. Something about Sticks, and rather less about Wigs 5

CHAPTER II. Early English Physicians 18

CHAPTER III. Sir Thomas Browne and Sir Kenelm Digby 38

CHAPTER IV. Sir Hans Sloane 51

CHAPTER V. The Apothecaries and Sir Samuel Garth 63

CHAPTER VI. Quacks 82

CHAPTER VII. John Radcliffe 111

CHAPTER VIII. The Doctor as a _bon-vivant_ 144

CHAPTER IX. Fees 163

CHAPTER X. Pedagogues turned Doctors 183

CHAPTER XI. The Generosity and Parsimony of Physicians 202


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