|Make a careful
diagnosis, discover the true came of the disease, think out the proper remedy, and apply
A terse and all-covering aphorism for
the surgeon as well as the physician.
In prescribing the treatment, the good physician takes into
consideration the strength of the patient, the progress of the disease and the season.
Four elements go to make effective treatment the patient,
the doctor, the remedy, and the attendant.
The cooperation of the patient and the skilled service of
an attendant were considered no less important than the doctor and the drugs, even as in
modern medical treatment.