This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...While doctoring the Snook
child up the alley, his driver, sitting demurely on his box, stands
before the Crook mansion on the avenue, at length tires and walks
his rig up and down, during one of which peregrinations the doctor
quietly slips in and is driven off--while people at the neighboring
windows wonder who Crook'; new doctor is, and how strange they did
not see him come out. Some of my own peccadillos--though I am as
near perfect as can be----I will here confess in this connection,
though they were practiced long after this period of my life. It
used to be a source of worriment to me at first when my reception
room was filled up. I used, in such cases, to hurry off my
patients. But I got over that after having discovered that the time
spent in the reception room by my patients was devoted to telling
each other how they had been to this and that doctor without
relief, and how I had helped them the first time. After this came
to my notice I encouraged it by causing my patients to wait as long
as possible. All the reprints in pamphlet form of articles I had
written I spread on the tables of the reception room. The journal
that I edited lay temptingly at-hand (perhaps new subscribers might
even be got). A 'book of mine which had met with quite a success in
the medical world lay there too (maybe some one might take it into
his head to buy a copy). On the mantelpiece photographs of
prominent people were carelessly strewn with inscriptions and
dedications to me written upon them--or not. The reader can not
fail to perceive that even I--pure and high-minded as I was--fell
into doubtful practices. But in that later time I assumed many of
the manners and devices of the "successful practitioner" which now
I live to...
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