“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.”
Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician. Quoted in Harvey Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, vol. 1, ch. 14 (1925).
TIME: 4:52 PM
SUBJECT: Children’s medicine
DramaQueen and StellaDella stayed home from school today due to illness. SD had a fever last night; DQ’s throat is sore and she has a cough and general achiness, but no fever. SD keeps wanting me to phone the doctor, but she’s not sick enough to warrant a call. Her fever and other aches can be controlled by the store-brand acetaminophen, thank goodness. I’m hoping that in a day or so she and DQ will be over whatever they have. Man, am I ready for winter and the sickness that it brings to be over.