Slowly the physician opened the door and a middle-aged man, pale as chalk, nearly fell as he stepped into the corridor. With utmost effort he cried out.
“I dwell not removed from right here—only a quick distance—gained’t you come, please, my spouse could be very sick—I’m afraid she is dying—hurry, physician, please!”
The physician took his deal with and promised to be there quickly.
“However physician, hurry!” the person pleaded.
“Quickly! Quickly!” my good friend the physician assured him as soon as extra and closed the door in his face.
“How is enterprise, and the way lengthy do you suppose this conflict will final?” inquired the physician, as he turned to me, seemingly in a peaceable temper.
“About that we are going to speak later,” I replied, and reminded him that he ought to hurry to the affected person to whom he had simply been summoned.
With self satisfaction and a dignified air, he replied.
“A younger physician, who has as but not established a fame, who will not be acknowledged within the medical profession, and little or no identified locally, should run instantly after he’s referred to as,” he gave me to under-
stand. “However I have already got a fame; and it wouldn’t look effectively if I have been to run like one who hadn’t but had his first affected person.’’
“It isn’t a query of getting the primary affected person or the second affected person,” I stated. “Right here a person is pleading with you that his spouse is in nice hazard, and it’s potential that you’re the closest physician he may discover. I consider it’s your obligation, as a health care provider, to answer such an emergency name directly.”
“Ha, ha!” laughed my good friend, the physician. “However you don’t know the vast majority of folks; they use you right this moment once they want you after which overlook all about you a day later—and apart from I don’t know this man. I by no means heard of him or his household earlier than.”
I regarded upon my good friend with amazement—my good friend, one of many “most helpful members of society.” And I believed to myself—instances do change!
A PROBLEM SOLVED
“RACHEL, I can’t perceive the youngsters of right this moment,” Solomon Rosen addressed his spouse, who was peacefully knitting.
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“I bear in mind within the previous nation kids married and so they had no objection to dwelling with their dad and mom. I used to be the youngest of a household of seven, and two sons-in-law and daughters-in-law lived with my dad and mom in a modest little house which wasn’t hardly as snug as our seven room house.