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I'm forty-two and not so much of a fool that I ain't a little bit of a physician.

Hope bade one and another run for a physician, but nobody stirred.

The physician replied that it was not far enough advanced for an operation.

A physician was immediately summoned, who ordered my shackles removed.

Do you not intend, Sir, to push his way at court, and obtain for him the post of physician there?

The window was raised, and the situation speedily explained to the physician.

My physician and my guardian, not knowing what else to do with me, sent me abroad.

The physician said a little in the way of reproof and admonition, and left me.

The next day, when the physician visited him, he found the fever had returned.

A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., fisicien "a healer, a medical practitioner," from Old French fisiciien "physician, doctor, sage" (12c., Modern French physicien means "physicist"), from fisique "art of healing," from Latin physica "natural science" (see physic). Distinguished from surgeon from c.1400. The ph- spelling attested from late 14c. (see ph).

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