For these I was auriscoped by an aurist, laryngoscoped by a laryngologist, ausculted by a stethoscopist, and so on, until a complete inventory of my organs was made out, and I found that if I believed all these searching inquirers professed to have detected in my unfortunate person, I could repeat with too literal truth the words of the General Confession, "And there is no health in us."

For these I was auriscoped by an aurist, laryngoscoped by a laryngologist, ausculted by a stethoscopist, and so on, until a complete inventory of my organs was made out, and I found that if I believed all these searching inquirers professed to have detected in my unfortunate person, I could repeat with too literal truth the words of the General Confession, 'And there is no health in us. I never heard so many hard names in all my life.

I've ausculted you sound as a bell, you are: constitution strong as a horse's. Still, a shock is a shock. You've a family doctor, I expect some one you ring up when your liver goes wrong, and you want to be advised to go to Marienbad or some such place I'd feel easier if I could shift the responsibility on to him. Still Mr Markham stared.

He was not frozen, not he. Jenkins examined his patient without speaking, ausculted him, percussed him, then, in the same rough tone, which might possibly be ascribed to anxious affection, to the irritation of the physician who finds that his instructions have been disregarded, he said: "In God's name, my dear Duke, what sort of a life have you been leading lately?"