The Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctor by David Rattlehead

The Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctor

byDavid Rattlehead

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SPONTANEOUS EBULLITION IN A DRUNKARD. Air--Open the gate and let him out. The drunkard with his thirst uhquenched Came knocking at my door--"I come to be, and will be drenched As I have been before." I tcM him no; 't was all in vain, But soon I did knock under; Poor man, you will not come again To see a student's wonder. Fruktus. Afv-jr making such an extraordinary start in medicine I felt lather careful, and thought I would use more precaution in future. The next morning being appointed by my preceptor for me to make a formal commencement of studying the healing art, I went according to promise quite early to the office. Ke was in waiting for me, lest I might commit some deed equally as desirable as I had done the day previous. He commenced by telling me the different medicines that were poisonous, and those that I must not touch until I became acquainted with them. He then told me what book to commence reading, and advised me to be a close student and learn aa fast as I could. I listened with eager attention to all he said,, like it had been law or gospel; told him I would do the best I could, laid off my beaver and went at it. I had been diving into the hidden mysteries of the science I suppose for an hour or more, when I was interrupted by a sound at the door. I looked up and saw a noted old drunkard, whom I had known for a long time. I knew he was the greatest old pest in the country, and concluded that I was in for a long do-nothing spell, unless I cut his head or his acquaintance at once. He walked in with as much authority as a negro at a corn-shucking, and said to me, "Uh, ah! yes, you look like making a doctor, do n't you; I knew you before you was born, and you were no 'count then, nor never will be. Where is the old Doc?" Says I, ...

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Title:The Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354602

ISBN - 13:9780217354608

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