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—That I might not assume to possess a monopoly in the collection of eccentricities in medical acquirements, a friend, not in the Navy, but a man of mark in the profession, too modest, however, to wish me to print his name, gave me, a few evenings ago, these additional evidences of that "regular medical education which is presumptive evidence of professional abilities and acquirements:""The oracle was full of black clots.""diohrea.""Ambrose Pare was a distinguished New York Surgeon," and"Sore eyes," the phonetic guise in which psoriasis appeared on a formal medical record.I quote them as fitting companion pieces to the following:"the mad Stone that I hav advertised is as fine a one as I ever seen I hav no use for that one as I hav got one besides as it is useful to thos who has non when they need it it is
Gihon AL. To the Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1884;II(10):272. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390350020010