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Books and papers were jumbled on a table, together with jars of Glauber's salts and boxes of Dover's powders. Two empty bottles with worm-eaten corks stood among the medical records on the desk. A girl's frock was flung over a chair-back beside the dangling skeleton. The surgeon frowned: he did not expect his rich patients to call on him, but if they did this appearance could create a bad impression. If it should come to the ears of a third party I shall know that I have not spoken. Behenna drew himself up in his chair, but did not answer. His very strong sense of his own importance was only just contained by his sense of the greater importance of the Warleggans.
I can offer you no greater assurance than I have already done. Nature is governed by immutable laws which neither man nor amulet can change.
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It is the business of the physician to grasp the truth of those laws and apply them to the destruction of disease. All diseases are curable. No man should die before old age. You have been a frequent visitor to our house since. You have, I assume, delivered many women. I may claim that my experience is not equalled in Cornwall — and seldom elsewhere.
You knew it when your wife, Mrs Warleggan, was with child and you retained my services. I presume that you have not found those services wanting. He looked more than ever like the Emperor Vespasian being judicial on some matter of empire. That's correct?
Because of the accident of my wife's fall, my son was born prematurely by about a month. Am I right? Is that so? There were distinct and recognizable differences in them at birth?
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I mean between them and such as come to the full time? Behenna dared to allow himself a few seconds to speculate on the trend of his visitor's questioning. Of what nature? You can set your mind at rest. Your son has suffered no ill-effects whatsoever from being prematurely born.
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It is almost unknown for an eight-month child to weigh more than six pounds. Seldom the same loud cry. I have to put to you the final question. Was my son, or was he not, a premature child?
Daniel Behenna moistened his lips. He was aware that his expression was being closely watched, and he was also aware of the tensions of the other man and what in a less self-possessed person would have been observed as suffering. He got up and walked to the window. The light showed up the bloodstains on his cuff.
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In this matter you must first give me leave to remember. I am sure you will understand that your son is now — what? Since I delivered Mrs Warleggan I have attended many women in parturition. Let me see, what day did you call me in? My wife fell on the stairs at Trenwith. It was a Thursday evening about six o'clock.
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I sent a man for you at once and you came about midnight. It was the week I treated Lady Hawkins for broken costae which she had sustained in the hunting field, and when I heard of your wife her accident I hoped she had not been a-horse; for such a fall —'. I came. I attended on your wife throughout the night and into the next day. I believe the child presented itself that following evening.
Well, I can only tell you on first recollection, Mr Warleggan, that there was nothing that appeared as strange in the circumstances of your son's birth.
http://POTOLOKROSTOV.RU/cache/dragon/fuzap-the-womens-club.php It did not, of course, occur to me to wonder, to speculate, or to observe closely. Why should it? I didn't suppose there would ever come a time when it would be necessary to pronounce one way or the other on such a matter. On the mere matter of a month.
In view of your wife's unfortunate fall I was happy to be able to deliver her of a live and healthy boy. Have you asked your midwife? Behenna sighed. But may I be entirely frank?