This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... X. SONS OF HAHNEMANN. Read at the annual dinner of the Worcester County Homoeopathic Medical Society, Worcester Mass., November 8, 1893. I. T WISH I might bring you the song you in vite, But really don't see how I can; The fastidious muse Is so sure to refuse The suit of a medical man. She likes men of leisure, of culture, and means, The litterateurs and their clan; But her shoulders she shrugs At the odor of drugs That clings to the medical man. She dotes upon diadems, banners, and swords A-gleam on the front of the van; But chill are the glances She casts at the lances And probes of the medical man. She's a lover of music in mountain, or sea, Cathedral, or gilded divan; But she shrinks from the moanings The shrieks, and the groanings, That surge round the medical man. For she loves only pleasure, and so has defied The doctor her footsteps to lure; He has nothing to share But interminate care, And his night-bell she 'd never endure. "But she smiled on a Holland, and Holmes," do you say? Well--now let me tell you, the fact is She smiled upon neither, Nor listened to either, Till he 'd said a good-bye to his practice. And since 't is her way to make such display Of abhorrence for doctors about her, Let us try for awhile The chagrin to beguile, And get on to-day, friends, without her. II. We are the sons of Hahnemann, And of Hippocrates; We boast a royal heritage Alike from both of these; We brook no limit to the means We use to heal disease; For we are the sons of Hahnemann, And of Hippocrates. No grander line of heraldry Was ever known to man; For with Apollo's noblest son Our lineage began. Apollo's son, On Pelion, In Chiron's mystic cave, With all the gods in council met, And planned the art to save. And since that glad auspicious day, Physicians of ren...
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