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A wel! knowii nhysieian once to!d u patiënt, who De suepectod was receivijig too maiiy ealls froni soliritous fiicnus, to niake asfroke with a pencil (.11 a pii c of paper every time he was asked, "IIow are jou (cdáj ?" The result for oi;e day ■was jnst 24 etrokes, and the physiciaii uamectiüti ly gave slrict ( rders that uo visid r 1 hi uil be pérmitted te enter the sickn m uitil fnrthtr uctice, rdnarhiif: !o the nnrse that if his patieul must lo worried to death theie was ai leas! lio reason Avhy il should be done in such ;.n uiiscit iitific taanner. Oiily tbose who have suffen il seriong illness kiow how trying it is t tie required to answer again and again the same qnestipn, asked by one well meaiiing individual after another. It would matter less if visitors eontented themselves with asking just the one question. but they do not, and the minute details of one 's ailments become peculiarly depressing after a few repetitions. Many people f orget that rest and quiet are often tnvalnable aeents in seenrine


Ann Arbor Argus
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