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  • n. Obsolete form of physician.

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Examples

  • Lastly, the 'physitian' declares that 'bodies are found in the caves of the _Grand Canaries_, in

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • It was inserted by Dr. Thomas Sprat in the 'Transactions of the Royal Society,' London, and was republished in John Ogilby's enormous folio [Footnote: The 'physitian' was Dr. Eden, an Englishman who visited Tenerife in 1662.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • And because mention is made of it in mens wils and testaments, I warrant you there is none will set his hand to them, til the physitian hath given his last doome, and utterly forsaken him.

    That to Philosophise Is to Learne How to Die.

  • The oldest description of this embalming is by a 'judicious and ingenious man who had lived twenty years in the island as a physitian and merchant.'

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • Being chiefly a translation of the works of that learned and renowned doctor, Lazarus Riverius, now living: councellor and physitian to the present King of France.

    Inventory of Robert Carter's Estate, November [1733]

  • Though a bitter cold day, yet I rose, and though my pain and tenderness in my testicle remains a little, yet I do verily think that my pain yesterday was nothing else, and therefore I hope my disease of the stone may not return to me, but void itself in pissing, which God grant, but I will consult my physitian.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Mar/Apr 1664/65

  • He that never felt what it was to be sick or wounded, doth not much care for the company of the physitian or chirurgian; but if he perceive a malady that threatens him with death, he will gladly entertaine him, whom he slighted before: so he that never felt the sicknes of sin, nor the wounds of a guilty conscience, cares not how far he keeps from him that hath skill to cure it; but when he findes his diseases to disrest him, and that he must needs perish if he have no remedy, will unfeignedly bid him welcome that brings a plaister for his sore, or a cordiall for his fainting.

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • He that never felt what it was to be sick or wounded, doth not much care for the company of the physitian or chirurgian; but if he perceive a malady that threatens him with death, he will gladly entertaine him, whom he slighted before: so he that never felt the sicknes of sin, nor the wounds of a guilty conscience, cares not how far he keeps from him that hath skill to cure it; but when he findes his diseases to disrest him, and that he must needs perish if he have no remedy, will unfeignedly bid him welcome that brings

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

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