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January 17, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(3):83-84. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390780025012

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Waveland, Ind., Nov. 14, 1884.

Dear Journal:  —The following extract from a letter, written by a young lady to her most intimate lady friend, gives an amusing account of a consultation held in her case at Lancaster, Pa.Her physician Dr. A., being in doubt, takes her into the city to consult Dr. M., but the extract speaks for itself:Just imagine me seated in one of Mr. C's. parlors, with Dr. A. on one side and Dr. M. on the other, both questioning at the same time, " Put out your tongue; let me feel your pulse; please look me right in the eye, no harm to look the old doctor in the face. Does your back pain you much? Your side? Your head? Your breast? Allow me to hear the pulsations of your heart, no harm for the old doctor to place his ear to the young ladies' heart,"

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