She.—Doctor, I've been guessing these conundrums. Do you ever—

He.—Madam, I have been guessing conundrums for thirty years—professionally!—Punch.

"I had supposed until yesterday, doctor, that the days of the bleeding of patients were past." "And so they are. But what changed your mind?" "The bill you sent me." Harper's Weekly.

The eminent surgeon closed his pocketbook with a snap on the $100 fee a wealthy patient had just paid him for a successful operation for appendicitis. "Tell me the appendix vermiformis is a useless organ, will you!" he soliloquized. Chicago Tribune.

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