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" If, in the third place, we look into the profession of physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of... "
Harrison's British Classicks - Page 44
1786
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Select Esays of Addison: Together with Macaulay's Essay on Addison's Life ...

Joseph Addison - 1894 - 320 pages
...physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men ; the sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of people. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find out a reason why...
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The Spectator in London: Essays by Addison and Steele

Joseph Addison - 1896 - 323 pages
...to make a Man serious, for we may lay it down as a Maxim, that When a Nation abounds in Physicians, it grows thin of People. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find a Reason why the Northern Hive, as he calls it, does not send out such prodigious Swarms, and over-run...
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The Medical News, Volume 79

1901
...Cresar's description of the British Army. "Some of them slay from chariots and some on foot," and further, "We may lay it down as a maxim that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people"; and so I fear if Addison were present to-night to hear the title...
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English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Sir Richard Steele, Joseph ...

1906 - 514 pages
...physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious; for we may lay it down as a maxim that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find out a reason why...
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The Pacific Coast Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 20

1909
...Homoeopathy," by William Sharp, MD, FRS, Rugby, May 5, 1834. 'Sharp's Tracts. Reply, p. 12. March 24, 1710), "we may lay it -down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people." We would think that with such facts before them, there would result...
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The American Magazine of Homoeopathy

1853
...w r e shall find a most formidable body of men; the sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find out a reason why...
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Brooklyn Medical Journal, Volume 2

1888
...physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men ; the sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin in people. This body of men in our time may be described like the British...
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American Physicians in the Nineteenth Century: From Sects to Science

William G. Rothstein - 1992 - 362 pages
...physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men; the sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin in people. This body of men in our own country may be described like the British...
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

Roy Porter - 2001 - 400 pages
...1711, 'we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people.' THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MEDICINE The brusque physician...
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Daily Life in 18th-century England

Kirstin Olsen - 1999 - 395 pages
...called physicians "a most formidable Body of Men: The Sight of them is enough to make a Man serious, for we may lay it down as a Maxim, that When a Nation abounds in Physicians it grows thin of People."2 MEDICAL PRACTICIONERS Physicians, who were considered gentlemen,...
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