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Doctors,

generally, are men of charity, of patience, and suffering. Day and night they have to go at the call of the invalid, often without fee or reward, and not unfrequently have to furnish their patients with medicine and with nourishment. If they bleed a wealthy patient occasionally no fault ought to be found of it, because the poor once bleed them at all times. If they fell to make cures, it is because they are only human, and if they commit errors let them be censured only by these who are free from fault. Did it ever occur to invalids now important it is to call in their doctors at an early hour of the morning, and how much of his time might be saved by so doing? Failing to observe this rule, a doctor may have to make a dozen trips in the course of the same day to the same neighborhood, and thus be broken down, when his health might be preserved if his patients were only systematic in their demands upon his time.

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