Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Dreaming
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
The Wounded Sailor
Spare Moments
Van Dyke
A Dieppe Pilot
Gallant Daughter
The Sailor And The Actress
Marshal De Nevailles
Mimic Reclaimed




Gin _versus_ Medicine

Anecdotes Home




The celebrated Dr. Ward was not more remarkable for
humanity and skill than for wit and humour. An old woman, to whom he had
administered some medicines proper for a disorder under which she laboured,
applied to him, with a complaint that she had not experienced any kind of
effect from taking them. "No effect at all?" said the doctor. "None in the
least," replied the woman. "Why, then you should have taken a bumping glass
of gin." "So I did, sir." "Well, but when you found that did not succeed,
you should have taken another." "So I did, sir; and another after that."
"Oh, you did?" said the doctor; "aye, aye, it is just as I imagined: you
complain that you found no effect from my prescription, and you confess
yourself that you swallowed gin enough to counteract any medicine in the
whole system of physic."





Next: Abernethy

Previous: Nash and the Doctor



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2728





Random Anecdotes

Gallant Daughter
Sterne
A Relay Of Legs
The Horse Dealer
St. Louis
Without Doubt," Said The Bishop
Ximenes
Doing Homage
Literary Pursuits
Edinburgh
A Ragged Regiment
Old Age Secured
A Reproof
A Heavy Play
Sion College
Family Sacrifice
Ditto
Nash And The Doctor
Integrity
Longs And Shorts
Gainsborough
Johnson And Millar
Heber's Palestine
Miss Bailly
Marshal Boufflers