Medicine: Buggies

Doctors 20 years ago rode in buggies often pulled by old grey mares that were not what they used to be. Since doctors have taken to riding in buggies with a mechanical put-put, they themselves are not what they used to be, declared Dr. Joshua Sweet, Professor of Surgical Research at the University of Pennsylvania, addressing a congress of Railway Surgeons in Manhattan last week. Said he:

"The old-fashioned doctor knew that his horse was able to take care of himself. The modern doctor in a city is so busy thinking about and...

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