He promised to call again in the course of three or four hours, and left both the patient
and her anxious attendant more composed than he had found them.
The other patient
lay in a back room across a second staircase, which was a species of loft over a stable.
The drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient
sound and undisturbed slumbers.
still keeps up our interest in him.
Eva wondered within herself what good the tiny Elves could do in this great place; but she soon learned, for the Fairy band went among the poor and friendless, bringing pleasant dreams to the sick and old, sweet, tender thoughts of love and gentleness to the young, strength to the weak, and patient
cheerfulness to the poor and lonely.
This remark caused a cessation of the compliments, and induced the physician to turn an inquiring eye in the direction of his patient
Whilst saying this, he felt the pulse of his patient
and I then plunged into a discussion of his case, of which I took exhaustive notes.
This was a large volume in which were written down the name, age, sex, profession, of the patient
and the diagnosis of his disease.
And the countess, trying to conceal the action from herself and from him, slipped a gold coin into his hand and always returned to the patient
with a more tranquil mind.
will like it-- certainly not Peacock's, who have been used to depletion.
I have been run over by a motor car," his patient
said, speaking slowly and with something singularly agreeable in his voice notwithstanding its slight accent of pain.
A ring at the door-bell announced the arrival of the first patient
There was no sympathy here between the dreamy mystical temperament of the patient
and the downright practical character of the doctor.
For the first time, for many a long year past, the Doctor felt his pulse quicken its beat in the presence of a patient