The Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctor by David RattleheadThe Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctor by David Rattlehead

The Life and adventures of an Arkansas doctor

byDavid Rattlehead

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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, ...
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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217354602

ISBN - 13:9780217354608