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December 12, 1896

" God and the Doctor we Alike Adore."

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(24):1256. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431020038016

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North East, Pa., Dec. 6, 1896.

To the Editor:  —The Alma Mater of Dr. Burnside Foster of St. Paul, ought to take him across her maternal knee for translating the beautiful Latin of (??)Euricius Cordus as an answer to the query of R. M. W., of Brooklyn in re the authorship of the lines "God and the doctor" et sequens. The proper although liberal translation of this quotation from E. Cordus is I think as follows:" Three faces wears the doctor; When first sought an angel's; And a God's, the cure half wrought. But when the cure complete, He seeks his fee, The devil is less terrible than he."The next time B. F. essays a translation I trust he will honor his Alma Mater better than he has with this " his maiden effort."By the way I have often wished some enterprising firm would embellish this translation from E.

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