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Even medical men, matter of fact as most of them are, must sometimes indulge in recreation; and when it is such that amusement or recreation is furnished for their confrères it must be all the more pleasant to them. And really, a non-professional book by a physician has a more than common interest for other (reading) medical men. We may often judge a man very much by his avocation, as by his vocation.
Strictly speaking, however, Dr. Donaldson's two comedies may be said to be the records of some cases of aggravated heart disease, of that peculiar form which affects persons between the ages of 18 and—109 (which we believe to be the limit). In all, five cases are recorded, with three complete recoveries. It is only fair to say that the two cases which are not reported as cured passed from observation. It is a matter of interest that
Two Comedies: An Ill Wind; An Abject Apology.. JAMA. 1886;VII(23):642. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250120026014