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Self-Help Medicine: Voltaire

Every one should be his own physician. We ought to assist, not force nature. What medicine can procure digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable evils? Patience. Voltaire 1694-1788 The illustration is copyright: Ron and Joe … Continue reading

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The Remedy Worse Than The Disease: Matthew Prior

I sent for Ratcliffe, was so ill, That other doctors gave me over, He felt my pulse, prescribed his pill, And I was likely to recover. But when the wit began to wheeze, And wine had warm’d the politician, Cured … Continue reading

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