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A Pair of Them.

Says a London society paper :—Yet it is not always that the practitioner is much better from a moral point of view, than his patient, and there is a story extant illustrative of this aspect of the case. A doctor sat by tlio bedside of a lady patient with his finger on her pulse, while in his other hand he held his watch. A few minutes elapsed, when to her astonishment the invalid heard the medico mutter to himself the ominous words " Drunk, by Jove." He departed—in reality — thoroughly ashamed that he had discovered himself to be too much intoxicated to count tlio beatings of the pulse, and compare them with the dial plate of his chronometer. The next morning he received a letter from the .self-same patient, and even boforo ho broke the seal, his conscience assured him that his dismissal had arrived. But, 10, out tumbled bank-notes for twenty-Jive pounds ! And these were accompanied by an earnest entreaty from t.he lady that ho would not reveal to her husband Lhat lie had found her rlmnk. So there was a pair of them.

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A Pair of Them., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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A Pair of Them. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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