Quotation

The comedy, too, of life will be spread before you, and nobody laughs more often than the doctor at the pranks Puck plays upon the Titanias and the Bottoms [referring to Shakespeare’s (1564-1616) A Midsummer Night’s Dream] among his patients.  The humorous side is really almost as frequently turned towards him as the tragic.  Lift up one hand to heaven and thank your stars if they have given you the proper sense to enable you to appreciate the inconceivably droll situations in which we catch our fellow creatures.

-Osler, In Aequanimitas

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