(by Gillian Sheehan)
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"Mark also ... that we are not your College of Physicians but only a lad and a lass and a poor lubberkin, old Hyssop on the Wall!"Culpeper is also mentioned in “Wireless” in Traffics and Discoveries.
“the dearest doctor that ever was, and his invariable prescription to all his patients was “Lie low, go slow, and keep cool...As well as his regular practice he kept a small private hospital - “an arrangement of loose boxes for Incurables, his friends called it" - but it was really a sort of fitting-up shed for craft that had been damaged by stress of weather”, by which Kipling meant overwork.Dr Hennis the doctor in “Mary Postgate” in A Diversity of Creatures.
“in Persia the word lalla was used for a kind of domestic tutor ; now for a male nurse, or as he would be called in India, ‘child’s bearer’. In N.India it is usually applied to a native clerk writing in the vernacular”. Rais, in Arabic, means the captain or master, not the owner of a ship. In India it generally means ‘a native of respectable position’.Roger of Salerno (c.1180) Taught surgery at the medical school of Salerno in southern Italy, probably the most important centre of medical learning in the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries, with great influence throughout Europe. Roger of Salerno is remembered for his famous textbook Chirurgia. Salernian anatomy was derived from Galen and pigs were used for dissection as it was thought that their anatomy most closely resembled humans’.