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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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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 pages
...Dispensary (1699) had just proved a best-seller - and the Spectator contributed to disabusing the public: 'we may lay it down as a Maxim, that when a Nation abounds in Physicians it grows thin of People.' Physicians, Addison went on, 'may be described like the British...
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The Cambridge History of Medicine

Roy Porter - 2006 - 408 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.'10 Two centuries later Baltimore physician Daniel Cathell, in an...
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The Indiana Journal of Medicine, Volume 2

Thad M. Stevens - 1871
...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." (Query : "What is to become of our unhappy country, which, according...
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Atlanta Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 14

1877
...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. This body of men in our own country may be described like the British...
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Health: A Family Medical Journal, Volumes 1-9

1862
...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. Addison. HEALTHY HOMES. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance...
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Brooklyn Medical Journal, Volumes 1-2

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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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Volume 17

John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell - 1859
...die of disease. The orthodox fashion is to die of the doctor.' " Addison, in the Spectator, said : ' We may lay it down as a maxim, that, when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of people. . . . This body of men in our country may be described like the...
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College and Clinical Record, Volume 5

1884
...of their medical advisers, as well as to their confidence in the curative art, Addison insists that we may lay it down as a maxim that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people. He compares them to an army in Caesar's time some of them slay...
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American Medicine, Volume 27

1921
...AMERICAN MEDICINE geon buries his mistakes.' Acldison in The Spectator, thought it good humor to write: 'We may lay it down as a maxim that when a nation abounds in physicians it grows thin of people. . . . This body of men in our own country may be described like...
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