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April 1931

THE REMARKABLE MEDICINE GUAIACUM AND THE CURE OF THE GALLIC DISEASE

Author Affiliations

GERMAN KNIGHT TO PRINCE ALBERT, CARDINAL AND ARCHBISHOP; Dunham Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in Yale College NEW HAVEN, CONN.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(4):681-704. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220083005

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Abstract

CHAPTER XI: HOW THE DOCTORS OUGHT TO BE USED IN THIS TREATMENT  But now I know that some people suspect that I believe no doctor should be called in at all in this treatment. This is far from the truth for I think that a learned and wise doctor should be sought and one who in dispensing medicine is not rash or even freehanded and that he should be used as an observer even if he has learned the practice of administering guaiacum by rote. But those doctors of bad character who most eagerly prescribe those foreign things for us, or some medicine brought from the sources of the Nile which is all the more done by them in proportion as a higher price is asked for it, these I insist should be kept far away and I would not even allow the patient to be seen by them through the window grating. Now I have found this fact to be true which Asclepiades realized when he said that

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