The field was now left to the physician and his patient
, while the different personages who remained gathered around the latter, with faces expressing the various degrees of interest that each one felt in his condition.
The bottle was downstairs in my laboratory, so leaving my patient
seated in his chair, I ran down to get it.
After this, it came to be held in various quarters that Lydgate played even with respectable constitutions for his own purposes, and how much more likely that in his flighty experimenting he should make sixes and sevens of hospital patients
in this asylum sits down to dinner every day with a knife and fork; and in the midst of them sits the gentleman, whose manner of dealing with his charges, I have just described.
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 drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient
sound and undisturbed slumbers.
Let them see by your patient
love and care how much fairer they might be, and when next you come, you will be laden with gifts from humble, loving flowers.
Whilst saying this, he felt the pulse of his patient
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.
As these patient
drudges were mingling their tears, they were notified that they must go on duty again, for one of the political parties had nominated a thief and was about to hold a gratification meeting.
No one dared to tell him the dark predictions of the great oculist who came to look at them, and the boy tried to be patient
, thinking that a few weeks of rest would repair the overwork of several years.
The physician laughed at his own pleasantry, but narrowly watched his patient
from the corner of his eye.
But full three months must have passed since information was sent to me of an English patient
, received at the hospital here, whose case I, as English consul, might feel an interest in investigating.
I do not generally sit up at night, for I think the nurse who has made it her business is better qualified for such undertakings than I am; - but still, an unbroken night's rest is what I but seldom enjoy, and never can venture to reckon upon; for my patient
makes no scruple of calling me up at an hour when his wants or his fancies require my presence.
The reader may perhaps be surprized, that, instead of endeavouring to revive the patient
, the learned gentlemen should fall immediately into a dispute on the occasion of his death; but in reality all such experiments had been made before their arrival: for the captain was put into a warm bed, had his veins scarified, his forehead chafed, and all sorts of strong drops applied to his lips and nostrils.