Obscure Forms of Liver Disease

1878 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
powers, faithful, most conscientious in the discharge of every duty, always ready to go at the beck and bidding of others at whatever cost or sacrifice to himself. Here, indeed, we find one of the prominent traits of his noble and unselfish nature. He made himself prematurely old in his unremitting labors for the cause of science and of humanity. During the last winter especially he felt conscious of failing strength, and of the onset of serious if not fatal disease. But no warnings of friends
more » ... arnings of friends or forebodings in his own mind could suffice to hold him back from duty. He kept his armor on, and bright with active service till the last ; and when the summons came, in a form which he well knew in his case to be the final call, he accepted it, cheerfully and with resignation, almost with gladness,-literally " Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
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